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Amazon sets new opening timetable for Gates fulfillment center (access required)

Amazon expects to open the fulfillment center in Gates early in the third quarter (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).

While Amazon last year paused the launch of many of its newly built facilities across the country due to changing economic conditions and apparent supply chain issues, the company said it is definitely moving forward with the suburban Rochester location.

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Minimum wage, innovation and housing among Hochul’s 2023 priorities (access required)

New York will make targeted investments to spur economic opportunity and innovation, tie minimum wage increases to inflation and create 800,000 new homes over the next decade under proposals introduced by Gov. Kathy Hochul during her State of the State address on Tuesday afternoon.

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Irondequoit’s GOLT rating dips 1 notch, bond debt gets Moody’s top rating (access required)

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the town of Irondequoit’s issuer and general obligation limited tax (GOLT) ratings one notch, from Aa3 to A1, while issuing the top grade on bond debt. The town was assigned a Municipal Investment Grade (MIG) ...

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Canandaigua VA, Monroe County and UR among recipients of federal funds   (access required)

The Rochester-Finger Lakes region will receive a windfall of federal funding through the bipartisan omnibus-spending package for Fiscal Year 2023, including the final $62.5 million needed to complete the modernization of the Canandaigua VA campus.    The VA funding will complete ...

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Grant will help city launch brownfield cleanup jobs program (access required)

The city of Rochester will use a $500,000 grant to clean and transform blighted brownfield sites while also training workers for careers in the environmental construction industry. The grant was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Jobs Training ...

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