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Significant incentives were critical to bring Constellation downtown (access required)

Constellation Brands believes its new headquarters in downtown Rochester can be a drawing card for other major enterprise, but says it could not have moved forward with relocation from Victor had the city, county and state not provided just over ...

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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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Police Accountability Board hiring for more than 30 positions (access required)

The Rochester Police Accountability Board has launched a hiring portal with more than 30 positions now open, including chief of investigations, director of information systems, community engagement coordinator and deputy chief of public information. “It’s official: the PAB is hiring,” ...

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Deep tech startup accelerator coming to Rochester (access required)

A California-based accelerator program focused on startups that create deep tech, will be investing in Rochester startups. MARL 5G, based in San Mateo, will open a center in Rochester and says it will use MARL Fund capital to invest in ...

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Legal Assistance of WNY receives HUD grants (access required)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., has been awarded two grants totaling $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The awards are part of a $47.4 million national allotment through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program ...

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Visit Rochester making sure people again do just that (access required)

If you ever want to disappoint the folks at Visit Rochester, just tell them they can’t work. The COVID-19 pandemic created a collective case of cabin fever for the 18 employees at Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency of ...

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L3Harris receives Army purchase orders for Leader and Manpack radios (access required)

L3Harris Technologies Inc. has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,540 AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios and AN/PRC-158 Manpack radios under a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) award as part of multi-vendor Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. As one of ...

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Morelle introduces legislation to help manufacturers (access required)

Congressman Joe Morelle on Friday introduced legislation to protect investments in America’s manufacturing sector. The Permanently Preserving America’s Investment in Manufacturing Act makes a technical change to the U.S. Tax Code allowing businesses to continue deducting interest expense. “Across the ...

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Vaccine requirement lacks detail (access required)

President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that the federal government will require all workers at large companies to get the COVD-19 vaccine raised lots of questions but provided few answers. Biden said all companies with at least 100 workers will ...

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