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LandPro breaks ground on new Batavia location (access required)

LandPro Equipment broke ground Tuesday on a new facility in Batavia that will house the firm’s agricultural, commercial, construction and homeowner sales and service operations in Genesee County. The company, headquartered in the Chautauqua County village of Falconer, is building ...

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Round 5 of Luminate now accepting applications (access required)

Luminate NY, the world’s largest business accelerator for startup companies that have optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled applications, is now accepting applications for round five of the program. The accelerator brings visionary companies to the Finger Lakes Region to leverage ...

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GCEDC approves Liberty Pumps incentives; accepts two project applications (access required)

The Genesee County Economic Development Center board of directors has approved a final resolution for incentives supporting Liberty Pumps’ $13.7 million expansion at the company’s operations in the town of Bergen. The manufacturer will invest nearly $14 million to build ...

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Unemployment insurance tax likely to rise, DiNapoli warns (access required)

Business owners, beware: your unemployment insurance taxes are likely to go even higher in 2022 and beyond, which could slow New York’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is warning. A historic surge in unemployment claims ...

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GCEDC board to consider incentives for three development proposals (access required)

Liberty Pumps’ final application for incentives on a $13.7 million expansion project at Apple Tree Acres industrial park goes before the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) Board of Directors on Thursday. The application is one of three projects — ...

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Inner Loop North project one step closer to reality (access required)

The Inner Loop North Transformation Project could finally move forward as a result of legislation passed by the House of Representatives. The project was submitted as part of this year’s Surface Transportation Member Designated Projects and would expand on the ...

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Schumer in Genesee County to tout STAMP, green energy investments (access required)

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited Genesee County on Wednesday to tout his two-pronged plan to establish the Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) as a domestic hub for the semiconductor and clean energy industries. Schumer said ...

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State expands eligibility for pandemic recovery grants (access required)

The state of New York has expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program in order to help more small businesses apply for funding. Beginning this week, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can ...

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Fairport to offer grants for business facade improvements (access required)

The village of Fairport Local Development Corp. has expanded its reimbursement program to help Fairport village businesses impacted by the pandemic make necessary capital improvements. FLDC has distributed $80,000 in grants through its Local Investments for Fairport’s Transformation (LIFT). Some ...

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Elm Ridge Center reborn thanks to Wegman Cos. Inc. (access required)

As Jay Wegman would pull into Elmridge Center on his way to Red Fedele’s Brook House in recent years, he’d gaze at what once was a vibrant shopping plaza and wonder if there could ever be a revival. A quick-trip ...

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New RochesterWorks! job program tied to anti-gun violence initiative (access required)

An anti-gun violence initiative has been launched in collaboration with RochesterWorks!, where state funding will provide pathways to employment for young adults (ages 18 to 24) in targeted city neighborhoods. The SEEDS Program (Safety, Economic Empowerment, Development and Support) has ...

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Leadership Rochester Spotlight: Lauren Gallina (access required)

Leadership Rochester inspires, connects and educates a vibrant, diverse network of individuals who can help transform and strengthen our Greater Rochester region. Founded by Rochester’s top leaders, Leadership Rochester’s programs bring together individuals across industries, geographies and backgrounds. Together they learn about issues ...

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Magnatag expanding Macedon manufacturing plant (access required)

Magnatag will expand its manufacturing operations, using assistance from Empire State Development and the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency, to add machinery and other equipment at its facility in the town of Macedon. Makers of custom white and magnetic boards, ...

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The Ontario County difference (access required)

I am often asked as to why Ontario County continues to grow amid many changes and challenges in regional, state and national circumstances. As I reflect on 36 years of experience as the executive director of economic development in Ontario County, ...

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Federal roadblocks may slow recreational marijuana industry in NYS (access required)

While the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York is expected to generate substantial revenue, entrepreneurs and businesses interested in entering the field may face challenges financing their ventures due to federal prohibition of the product. Jay Jerose, a principal ...

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