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GCEDC accepts application for incentives for new Plug Power facility (access required)

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The Genesee County Economic Development Center has accepted an initial application for incentives from Plug Power Inc. for its proposed $232.7 million green energy technology facility at the Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP). The project ...

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Urban League spearheading affordable homes project (access required)

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Construction has begun on L2P Westside, an affordable housing development that will consist of 41 single-family homes in Rochester’s southwest quadrant. Using a lease-to-purchase template, the houses are being built on vacant city-owned lots and will transition from rental homes ...

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Prosecutors surely will proceed in timely fashion this time in Morgan case (access required)

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The government was embarrassed once already in an attempt to convict Robert Morgan and three others on fraud charges, so it’s safe to assume federal prosecutors believe very strongly that they can prove the allegations contained in a new 104-count ...

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Seven Erie Canal Bridges rehabilitated (access required)

The Reimagine the Canals initiative aims to revitalize the Erie Canal corridor as a prime tourism and recreation destination, and Cuomo has touted the program as a boon to the economy and an environmental resiliency project.

Construction to update seven historic single-lane bridges that cross the Erie Canal has been completed. The $10.7 million project rehabilitated bridges in the towns of Murray, Albion, Gaines and Ridgeway and in the village of Medina. The state Department of ...

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Area organizations to receive workforce development grants (access required)

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Some 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations statewide have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state’s Workforce Development Initiative, including five in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. “The economic impact of COVID-19 has completely upended the ...

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Wise to prepare now for eventual tax changes brought on by new administration (access required)

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A new federal administration could mean potential changes to individual and business tax policies although local experts believe such changes, if they occur, will not happen before year-end or even into 2022. In the meantime, they are recommending steps to ...

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DoorDash provides $5,000 grants to 32 Monroe County eateries (access required)

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DoorDash is providing $5,000 subsidies to 32 Monroe County restaurants as part of the company’s COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Grant Program. The grants can be used for operating costs such as rent, payroll, purchasing personal protective equipment and expanding outdoor dining ...

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Iconic IT contributes to book on outsourcing for law firms (access required)

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Iconic IT has joined forces with London-based Globe Law and Business, Ltd., to produce a roadmap in book form on outsourcing for law firms. “Outsourcing of Core Legal Service Functions: How to Capitalize on Opportunities for Law Firms” is currently ...

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Dixon Schwabl honored with ADDY for Best of Show (access required)

Dixon Schwabl’s Moroccan-themed event for the Monroe Community College Foundation annual gala earned the company a Best in Show ADDY for 2020 by the Rochester Advertising Federation. Hosted in April 2020, at the onset of the pandemic when virtual events were essentially brand new, the event raised $220,000. (Photo provided)

As the agency charged with luring donors and dollars to the Monroe Community College Foundation annual gala every year since 2014, Dixon Schwabl always faces a creative challenge — and delivers. The gala is one of MCC’s major fund-raising campaigns, meant ...

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Nalgene commits to greener production, extends product line (access required)

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Nalgene Outdoor, the maker of reusable water bottles, has committed to significantly increasing its manufacturing with recycled materials. By the end of 2021, Nalgene will strive to convert all production of its reusable water bottles to Tritan Renew material, a ...

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Victor economic development groups unite (access required)

Kathy Rayburn, left, and Amy DiPrima spearheaded efforts to bring four economic development organizations in Victor under one umbrella (provided photo).

When it comes to promoting economic development, the town of Victor believes less will lead to more. That’s why four agencies that all worked to drive business development now will work within one umbrella agency, the Victor Community Development Office, ...

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ESL lands naming rights to Museum of Play’s digital exhibits (access required)

The Strong National Museum of Play has a new 90,000-square-foot wing, which ESL Federal Credit Union has gained naming rights for. The theme of the wing is Digital Worlds, and there will be two exhibits: High Score and Level Up. (Rendering provided)

ESL Federal Credit Union has committed $1.5 million and obtained the naming rights to Digital Worlds, a 24,000-square-foot gallery at the Strong National Museum of Play. As part of the Strong’s $60 million Powered by Play: A Campaign for the ...

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