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Hickey Freeman adding 100 jobs (access required)

Hickey Freeman will hire up to 100 new workers to meet production demands for new clothing agreements and also may benefit from Sen. Charles Schumer’s plan to create a U.S.-based supply chain for the production of personal protective equipment. Headquartered ...

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Report: ESD fails to fully evaluate most of its economic development programs (access required)

Empire State Development spends nearly $2 billion annually in taxpayer money for loans, grants, tax credits and other incentives to companies and projects, but fails to properly evaluate most of its programs to determine if they actually are boosting the ...

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Details on the ABLE Act for disabled citizens (access required)

In 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act created a mechanism whereby disabled Americans could establish a tax-advantaged savings account, appropriately referred to as an ABLE account, to supplement their lifestyle needs. As defined by the Social Security Administration ...

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Batavia christens City View Residences at Elliott Place (access required)

City View Residences at Ellicott Place, a $3.15 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in Batavia, was officially christened on Thursday. The 10 market-rate apartments range in size from 876 square feet to 1,184 square feet. There are seven one-bedroom units ...

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Mayor outlines plan to spend $202 million in federal recovery funding (access required)

The city of Rochester would pay a monthly stipend to up to 200 financially burdened families, provide economic incentives to eliminate food “deserts” and “greenline” previously redlined neighborhoods by building affordable housing on vacant lots if City Council approves Mayor ...

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