Issues: Economic Development

L & R Meats Ribbon Cutting

This past weekend, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at L & R Meats, located at 774 Jay Street in Rochester. Best wishes to Lou and your entire staff as you continue to serve the Rochester community!

October 12, 2011
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Church Avenue BID Launch Party, Uncover Church Avenue (A public art contest)

Jesse Hamilton, Team Adams Constituent Liasion, joined Church Avenue BID board members at Uncover Church Avenue, a public art contest event.  Local artists and community members submitted designs and the program's Design Commitee chose the winning artworks. The winning artists will then install murals of their designs on select solid roll down gates and building fronts along Church Avenue between Argyle Road and Coney Island Avenue, with the hope of attracting new business to the area.  Uncover Church Avenue is funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services through its Avenue NYC program.

 

 

October 11, 2011
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Magellan, Inc. Real Estate and Relocation Opens New Office

Recently, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a ribbon cutting ceremony for Magellan, Inc. Real Estate and Relocation in Brighton. Senator Robach wishes the entire staff all the best and continued success in your new location. For more information on Magellan Real Estate and Relocation, you can visit their website, http://www.1magellan.com/.

October 11, 2011
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Senator Oppenheimer and WEDC to Host Upcoming Small Busines & Economic Development Forum

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. (WEDC) are pleased to announce that they will host a Small Business & Economic Development Forum on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains.  This is the 20th small business conference hosted by the Senator, which is being held this year with the generous support of Capital One Bank. 

This year’s forum will focus on “Putting Small Business First in New York” and will feature Steve Cohen, Senior Vice President and Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development (ESD).  Since joining ESD, Cohen has led efforts to implement and refine programs to support small business development, increase access to capital, and improve the economic climate in communities throughout New York State.  Over the past year, ESD programs have facilitated the creation of hundreds of new businesses, millions of dollars in capital investments in small businesses and community development projects, and the creation and retention of thousands of jobs.

October 7, 2011
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RITCHIE, GRIFFO FORMING INTERNATIONAL BORDER CAUCUS

Panel of Bi-National Lawmakers Will Explore Closer Ties, Job Growth and Cooperation

October 5, 2011
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D4 Celebrates Move to New Location

On Thursday, September 29th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for D4, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Litigation Support Services for Law Firms and Corporations. They recently moved to 222 Andrews Street in Rochester.

 

D4 invested 1.6 million dollars in the renovation of the building and installation of a high security Data Center with assistance from a number of state and local agencies.

 

The move allows for continued growth and expansion for D4, as the company plans to hire additional employees this year and into 2012. D4 has 8 offices around the country and is looking to add additional locations in 2012. For more information visit http://www.d4discovery.com/.

October 4, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON NEW ROUTE 6 SIDEWALK

 

by Kerry Barger

Pedestrians walking along Route 6 near Putnam Plaza will no longer need to brave traffic and dodge cars come the completion of a federally-funded sidewalk project this coming spring.

October 4, 2011
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Tops Re-Opens Hilton Store

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with employees and customers at the newest Tops Friendly Market store in Hilton. The Hilton location is the 15th store in Monroe County and the 133rd store in the company’s New York/Pennsylvania market.

 

Shoppers at the Hilton Tops will see immediate changes in the 27,000 square-foot location such as exterior signage, aisle signs, the addition of Tim Horton’s kiosk and increased product variety, including Tops brand products.

 

More renovations are on the way to the store, which are expected to begin in early January and be completed in the spring.

 

There are approximately 32 full-time and 50 part-time associates at the Hilton location.

October 4, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Nucor Steel Plant

Senator John A. DeFrancisco toured the Nucor Steel Plant in Auburn on September 30th. 

September 30, 2011
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Fighting for WNY's Fair Share! Show Your Support!

Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, has been fighting to secure increased transportation aid for Western New York to ensure we get our fair share of funding for our roads and bridges. Now, he needs your help. Senator Kennedy is asking Western New Yorkers to voice their support for this fight by signing the online petition below. When the Department of Transportation committed a human error in the calculation of the region’s funding formula, they ended up shortchanging Western New York to the tune of approximately $167 million. Senator Kennedy, a member of the Transportation Committee, is urging the DOT to fix the funding disparity that Western New York has endured as a result of the miscalculation.

September 30, 2011
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Groundbreaking for Dobbs Ferry Shoreline Stabilization Project

Senator Stewart-Cousins attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Shoreline Stabilization Project in Dobbs Ferry. The project will restore and stabilize portions of the eroding Hudson River shoreline in the village’s Waterfront Park, which have not been reinforced in more than 50 years. It was jointly financed by the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, a grant from the New York Department of State’s Waterfront Revitalization Program, and a generous $1 million donation from Dobbs Ferry philanthropists Marie and Arch McKellar. This is the first phase of the village’s broader waterfront revitalization program, which will eventually include a River Walk, a kayak launch and additional green space for recreational activities.

September 29, 2011
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Senator Martins Encourages Job Growth in Biopharmaceutical Sector

Senator Jack M. Martins participated in a press conference at the new Hofstra University Medical School to encourage job growth in the biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing field.

The press conference focused on a report by the Public Policy Institute, the research arm of The Business Council of New York State, entitled New York Must Step Up Its Game: The Global Struggle for Biopharmaceutical Jobs. The report points out that there is job growth potential is the area of biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing and New York has to encourage it in its state or risk companies locating in other regions in the country and overseas.

September 29, 2011
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O'Mara says 'Open for Business' conference signals economic focus for 2012 session

Albany, N.Y., September 28—After participating in the “NY Open for Business” conference convened at the capital yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a conference highlighted by a major economic development announcement by the governor and a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton, area State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) called the conference “an important agenda setter for a 2012 legislative session that many of us hope will be focused like never before on building a stronger state economy and a better business climate.”

September 28, 2011
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The Lo-Down: Grants Go to Paul Taylor, Gulick Park, Allen Street

While the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., is winding down, it still has some money left to award.  Local elected officials, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and State senator Daniel Squadron, have urged the LMDC to use some of the money to refurbish Pier 42, at the end of Montgomery Street.  While the city has plans to build a park and recreational area on the pier, there’s no money budgeted for the project.

Today, Squadron praised the LMDC for awarding the community grants. But, in a statement, he added, he would continue to “fight for the redevelopment funds necessary to compete the East River Waterfront park, including the redevelopment of Pier 42.”

September 27, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Riverknoll Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Senator John A. DeFrancisco took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on September 26, 2011, for Phase II of Riverknoll at Radisson in Baldwinsville, NY.  The construction project is an 80-unit affordable rental complex.

September 27, 2011
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Griffo Expects Big Dividends From Nanotech Investments

Griffo Expects Big Dividends From Nanotech Investments

September 27, 2011
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