The Finger Lakes region must submit its application for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative
, a state competition for economic development money, by the end of the day today (October 5).
Seven Upstate regions are competing for three $500 million awards. The Buffalo-Niagara region can’t participate, since the state already has an investment program for that area: the Buffalo Billion.
The council approved the final wording of the application late last month, though the document won’t be publicly available until later today.
The application lays out how the region would invest the $500-million award. It’d direct $50 million toward the region’s photonics, optics, and imaging cluster; $75 million to the agriculture and food processing industries; $125 million to next-generation manufacturing and technology; $100 million to workforce development and Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative
programs; $75 million toward entrepreneurship and development initiatives; and $75 million to support higher education and research.
The contest winner will likely be announced in December. BY JEREMY MOULE
The Town of Penfield
will hold a fall recycling day
for Penfield residents from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 10. Recyclables can include paper documents, metals, brush, and appliances, but no electronics will be accepted. Bring items to the Penfield Highway Department, 1607 Jackson Road. Proof of residency is required. Information: 340-8710.