Upstate Economy

Tough times for our city's great orchestra

You’ve probably heard the news.  In a comprehensive front page story published in Sunday’s Democrat and Chronicle, Stuart Low reported the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra may be facing an operating shortfall in excess of $700,000.  

But it could be much worse. 

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There are a few tasks I loathe with the blazing heat of a thousand exploding suns.  These include (in no particular order) untangling kite strings, cleaning out the fridge, and sitting through long meetings, especially sessions in which everyone gets a turn to talk.  This is why my impatient spirit was surprised when my body decided to hop in the car and drive us to a potentially leth

Companies Team Up to Make LED Lights

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs explains how a team of companies from the U.S. and Canada is partnering to build super-efficient LED lights.


Growing Business Out of Higher Education

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward profiles a local business that grew out of a partnership involving the University of Rochester.


Need to Know Rochester: Harris RF Communications

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, a conversation with Harris RF Communications Group President Dana Mehnert about his company's success and continued growth locally.

Business Park Offers Solar Power as Sweetener

Business parks - clusters of low slung brick buildings with tinted glass windows - are nothing new. But a developer in Tonawanda is putting a new twist on the old model.


Incubator Looks to Hatch Businesses, Students' Potential

SUNY Fredonia is placing students in its business incubator so they can grow along with the businesses they work for.


Solar Company Picks Rochester for Research Center

New Jersey-based solar company Natcore Technology is establishing a research center at Kodak's Eastman Business Park.

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