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Batavia ranks No. 10 among micropolitan areas

Rochester Business Journal
March 4, 2014

Batavia has been named one of the top micropolitan areas in the United States.

The city tied for 10th in Site Selection magazine’s top micropolitan areas for attracting businesses. Batavia has appeared on the list for the past 10 years; last year the Genesee County city ranked fifth.

To make the rankings, projects must be at least $1 million in value, employ at least 50 people or involve construction of at least 20,000 square feet. Batavia has seven such deals in 2013, the magazine reported.

Wooster, Ohio, ranked first with 27 deals.
Site Selection explains the U.S. Census Bureau defines a micropolitan area as a rural county whose largest city does not exceed a population of 50,000. The nation has roughly 575 micropolitan areas.

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