January 7, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists job growth and expansion have continued across certain sectors in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.
Matt Hurlbutt, the President & CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise, discussed areas where his organization has helped facilitate economic growth in 2020 and why he feels the trend will continue in 2021 Wednesday during our GRE Why ROC conversation.
“I think most people would be surprised to know that 2020, while we’ve been impacted by COVID, we’ve seen 34 project – what we call – wins for the region,” said Hurlbutt. “That means 34 different businesses making investments of over 500 million dollars of new capital expenditures, the creation of over 2,100 new jobs in the region, and the retention of over 1,500 jobs. And that’s where companies have promised to make investments in energy innovation, advanced manufacturing, new packaging facilities with ProAmpac, software development opportunities, and new innovations. And that’s very good considering what’s going on in the world around us.”
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