Economic & Business Climate

B&L Building is an Attractive Investment

Bausch & Lomb's plan to sell the building housing its world headquarters creates a great opportunity downtown.

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The Magic Behind Marketing a City to Employers

The Rochester area received welcome news when the British firm, Cody Gate Ventures, chose to locate three of its high-tech businesses in the former Kodak Park. That news comes after hard work marketing Rochester as a good place for business.

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Hickey-Freeman Adding Clothing Line

Rochester clothing manufacturer Hickey-Freeman is adding a clothing line and new jobs this month, and could add more employees by the end of the year to meet the demand of a new marketing campaign.

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Brewery Gets Aggressive, Offbeat in Marketing Genny Light

The Genesee Brewery's new multi-media campaign include a fictitious beer-loving "everyman" who made a visit to Rochester today.

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New York State Ranks Second-to-Last in CEO Survey

New York State ranks 50th out of 51 in Chief Executive's annual survey of the best states to do business.

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Increase Expected in Number of Employee-Owned Companies

Employee Stock Ownership Plans allow business owners to turn their companies over to the employees when it's time to retire. And that's a practice that may soon become a trend.

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Governor & Legislature Fail to Extend Economic Development Program

The economic development program known as Power for Jobs has expired now that Governor Paterson and the legislature have failed to agree on an extension.

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President Obama Meets with Flight 3407 Families During Visit

President Barack Obama's brief three hour visit to western New York included a discussion about airline safety with the families of victims of the crash that killed dozens outside Buffalo last year.

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What GM's Hawaii Experiment Means for Honeoye Falls

General Motors announced an ambitious plan to ramp up fuel cell vehicle usage in Hawaii - based on the same technology that's being researched at the local facility.

Kodak Posts Profit

Eastman Kodak released the company's first quarter earnings report today.

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