Joseph E. Robach's posts related to Economic Development

Rochester Regional Community Design Center Fund Program

Earlier this week, I joined Joni Monroe, Executive Director of the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, to announce the first two grant recipients of their development & design fund program. This program provides grants to non-profits seeking to implement physical improvement projects in the City's northeast neighborhoods, and is funded by the generous Farash and Wolk Foundations.

Congratulations to the Dazzle School of Visual & Performing Arts, which is relocating to a building on Webster Avenue, and the Joseph Avenue Business Association, which is opening the Joseph Avenue Museum of History & Religion at 692 Joseph Avenue.

Port of Rochester Marina Press Conference

This morning, I joined Mayor Tom Richards and members of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council at the Port of Rochester to announce that the City is now seeking a firm to begin construction on the exciting Marina project.

Windstream Ribbon Cutting

I was honored to join my colleagues in government at the ribbon cutting for the new Windstream building at the former Midtown Plaza site in Downtown Rochester. About 335 Windstream employees will be working out of this building on a daily basis, bringing more people and jobs to Downtown Rochester.

High Falls Transformation Press Conference

This morning I joined Mayor Tom Richards to announce an exciting new project for the High Falls area in Downtown Rochester. I'm pleased to be able to secure state funding to help this new project that will upgrade the existing trail along the Genesee River and High Falls and help pay for new lighting of the falls.

We're so fortunate to have an attraction like High Falls in our community, this project will allow more people to experience all it has to offer.

Downtown Rochester Academy Building Ribbon Cutting

Yesterday afternoon, I joined Mayor Tom Richards, County Executive Maggie Brooks and other local officials at the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Academy Building. Originally built in 1873, the Academy Building was once home to the City's first school. Renovated by Traikos Real Estate Group, this historic Downtown Rochester building will now be home to residential apartments and commercial space.

I was pleased to be able to support this project through Round 2 of the Restore New York Program.

Unshackle Upstate New ERA Press Conference

I was proud to be on hand as Unshackle Upstate introduced their New ERA Five Point Plan for Upstate this morning. This plan outlines ways to combat high unemployment rates and burdensome taxes.

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Public Hearing on Regulatory Reform & Biotechnology

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Public Hearing on Regulatory Reform & BiotechnologyRobach Seeks Bioscience Experts & Business Leaders to Testify at Hearing 

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public hearing on regulatory reform and biotechnology on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.


Biotechnology Regulatory Reform Public Hearing

Yesterday afternoon, I joined Senators Gallivan, Marchione and Valesky, and Assemblyman Johns in hosting a public form on regulatory reform and the biotechnology industry in New York State. This public hearing was part of a 10-hearing series hosted by my colleagues of the Senate Majority Coalition to hear from industry-specific experts about the rules and regulations that are inhibiting job creation and economic growth in New York State. 

Port of Rochester Marina Groundbreaking

With a cold breeze coming off of Lake Ontario, I joined Mayor Tom Richards and other colleagues in government to break ground at the Port of Rochester Marina project in the Charlotte community. This is an exciting project that will attract people from throughout our community to the Charlotte area. As a native of Charlotte, I know what a great community it is, and all that it has to offer for residents and visitors alike. Many thanks to all who have helped to make this project a reality. 

Abode Furniture Opens in the Southwedge

Located at 289 Gregory Street, Abode Furniture held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new store in the Southwedge area of the City of Rochester. Abode offers a variety of affordable household items from local, national and vintage designers.