- In the zone
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.
- College Town plans job fair March 3
The College Town development team plans a job fair March 3 to help businesses fill an estimated hundreds of new positions at the location.
- Lake destination
- Readers weigh in on Broad St. proposals
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say redevelopment of the historic Broad Street Aqueduct is important for future downtown economic development.
- $15M rehab slated for site
- Four area housing authorities receive federal funding
Four Rochester region area housing authorities have received a collective $4.2 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to modernize and develop public housing.
- Whole Foods store proposed for Brighton
The Daniele Family—owners and operators of Mario’s and Bazil restaurants, the Royal Car Washes and the Southpoint Marina—are seeking approval for their proposal to develop a luxury retail center in Brighton that would include the first Whole Foods grocery store in the Rochester area.
- COMIDA OKs breaks for $118 million B&L project to create 112 jobs
Bausch & Lomb Inc. will receive tax breaks for a $118 million project that is projected to create 112 jobs over the next three years. The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved a custom abatement for the project.
- Dallas-based company to acquire B&L Wholesale Supply
B&L Wholesale Supply Inc. is being sold to Dallas-based SRS Distribution Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the local company said Tuesday. Privately held SRS is owned by Berkshire Partners, a private-equity firm. Companywide, B&L Wholesale has 230 employees, with roughly 100 in Monroe County.
- Engineering Firms
- State funding aids construction of affordable housing
Two local housing projects are receiving state funding to help with construction costs. They are part of more than $16.5 million the state is awarding for the construction of 240 new units of affordable housing.
- Rochester Top 100: Pair of RIT graduates build their firm rapidly
- Environmental Services Providers
Ranked by number of local employees
- Commercial Builders
Ranked by total dollar volume of non-residential projects.
- Buffalo company acquires distributor V.J. Stanley, longtime local firm
Longtime local distributor V.J. Stanley Inc. has been acquired by Stritt & Priebe Inc., a Buffalo-based international provider of industrial pipe, valves and fittings. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
- Home Decor and Furniture Stores
Ranked by number of full-time local employees
- Electrical Contractors
Ranked by number of local electricians.
Ranked by total number of units built in 2013.