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COMIDA: County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency

Hart's Local Grocer's plans to open a locally owned, independent full service grocery store in the City of Rochester. The $3.6 Million project is projected to create 64 new jobs. Hart’s will be the first grocery store to open in downtown in more than a decade. View Project Summary

The CityGate project will include over 550,000 square feet of new construction development that includes a mix of retail, commercial, hospitality and residential uses in the City of Rochester. The $101 Million projectis projected to create 255 new jobs and return a formerly County owned property to the tax rolls, generating incremental tax revenue. View Project Summary

LiDestri Food & Beverage is the premier manufacturer of sauces, dips and salsas in the United States. After considering a facility in South Carolina, LiDestri undertook a $60 Million project to create a state of the art spirits and sauce plant in Monroe County. In 2013, LiDestri undertook another project to create their Innovation Center of Excellence to support their food, beverage and spirits businesses. View Project Summary

In 2012, BVR Construction Company Inc., a contractor specializing in heavy steel work, dam & waterway construction, concrete repair & construction, pre-cast concrete construction, shotcrete repair, heavy machinery work and specialty & stone masonry, undertook a $1.3 million building project in the Town of Chili, to house its growing business. View Project Summary

Developed in response to a growing need for moderately priced senior housing in the Town of Webster, The Legends at North Ponds offers 114 apartments. The historic property 1859 Hecker homestead was restored and converted to professional office space. View Project Summary

Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government, defense and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. After considering relocation to Florida, Harris undertook a $46 Million project to consolidate operations in an 84 acre campus in Monroe County, retaining 1,100 manufacturing and associated engineering and administrative. View Project Summary

The Culver Road Armory, a 100,000 square foot World War I era armory, underwent a massive multi-million dollar renovation that combined modern design elements with the armory's historic character and now houses a mix of professional office space, a restaurant and specialty retailers. View Project Summary

Mahany Welding Supply Co., Inc. expanded their existing facility to expand manufacturing space as well as training space for welders, blacksmiths and glass blowers. Rochester Arc & Flame Center is the only training facility in upstate New York to offer professional and recreational classes in welding, glass working and blacksmithing.

Rochester Precision Optics, a leading optics manufacturer providing components and full optical systems to both defense and commercial markets, was formed in 2005 when it acquired the manufacturing technology, intellectual properties and assets from Kodak Optical Imaging Systems, which was closed due to downsizing. COMIDA assisted acquisition of an existing vacant 64,500 square foot manufacturing facility, improvements and equipment, as well as an additional expansion. View Project Summary

Bryant & Stratton College, a career college that provides outcome based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum is anticipating a 70% increase in students over the next five to ten years, and the new $7.5 Million campus will provide adequate space for the increased enrollment. View Project Summary

Reflexite Corporation, a global supplier of microstructured optics components for the lighting, solar power, instrumentation and display industries, undertook a $4 Million manufacturing expansion after considering Germany and Savannah Georgia. View Project Summary

The Genesee Brewery, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States and is part of North American Breweries. Once a century-old packaging center, The Genesee Brew House has transformed the 9,200 square-foot space into a beer destination for upstate New York and beyond. The first floor of the Brew House features interactive exhibits, multi-media content, a gift shop and a pilot brewery complete with a tasting bar. Upstairs, there is a pub-style restaurant with a 41-foot bar (hand-crafted out of old, wooden Genesee brewing tanks), outdoor terrace seating and a rooftop patio. View Project Summary

G-S Plastic Optics, a molder and fabricator of precision polymer optical components, founded in 1916, undertook a $2,450,000 extensive renovation or their 130 year old headquarters building to create additional manufacturing space and improve efficiency. View Project Summary

Hammer Packaging Corp., founded in Monroe County in 1912, is a commercial printer producing over 22 billion labels per year for some of the world’s most recognized brands including Chef Boyardee, SoBe water, Nestea, Soft Scrub, Wegmans and Del Monte. Hammer undertook a $715,000 expansion to house a new nine color Variable Sleeve Offset Press. That will enable Hammer to meet current customer demand as well as grow this segment of their business. View Project Summary

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