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$100 million first phase of Sibley Square project kicks off

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Developers of the Sibley building, now called Sibley Square, held a groundbreaking event at the downtown site Monday. The $100 million first phase of the $200 million redevelopment project includes the construction of 96 apartments, retail, office space, senior living residences and a rehabilitation of the facade and windows.

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Skepticism greets proposals

The proposals for a downtown casino and performing arts center are being met with skepticism and a dose of hesitation from City Council. The city this week announced two proposals for a performing arts center at Midtown’s Parcel 5 on ...

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Snap Poll: Albany corruption is ‘serious’ problem

All RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they think corruption in state government is a serious problem for New York, with 89 percent saying it’s “very serious,” and 11 percent saying it’s “somewhat serious.”

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The productivity puzzle

Slow productivity growth has marked the period since the recovery began a half-dozen years ago.

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State expands credit to wine, spirits and cider industries

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the Beer Production Credit—now known as the Alcohol Production Credit—has been expanded to include the state’s wine, spirits and cider industries.

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County investment rating affirmed, outlook improved

Monroe County’s fiscal outlook is on the upswing, with the county receiving an improved outlook in a report Thursday from rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service Inc. and S&P Global Ratings, county officials said.

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Per-pupil spending highest in Honeoye

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Honeoye spends more per pupil than any other public school district in Monroe and Ontario counties, according to an analysis of data that will appear in the 2016 RBJ Schools Report Card to be published tomorrow.

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Excell Partners leads seed financing for Traverse Biosciences

Excell Partners was a leader in providing $500,000 in convertible debt financing to support operations and advance product development efforts for Traverse Biosciences, officials announced Wednesday.

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Two dozen contractors on the job

The following contractors are working on the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County: Accurate Acoustical Inc., East Rochester; Ajay Glass Co., Canandaigua; Billitier Electric Inc., Rochester; BME Associates, Fairport; Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., Buffalo; Cives ...

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Casino shoots to open Feb. 1

The $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, is on track to open Feb. 1, its leaders said this week. The first employees have been hired with plans to add more than 1,000 workers beginning by year-end.

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