As an organization representing both business and labor united in economic development, UNICON Rochester strongly supports the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan. The plan, United for Success: Finger Lakes Forward, makes a strong case that Rochester and the Finger Lakes region is ready for the kind of transformational investment that will grow jobs, increase regional wealth, and reduce poverty.
At UNICON, we are dedicated to building a stronger community through economic development, and we support the URI plan because it does just that for the Finger Lakes Region. The plan builds on the strengths and competitive advantages of our region to grow jobs. The strategies and investments outlined in this plan, with their focus on workforce development and key enablers of the economy, mean that our businesses will have the trained, local workforce necessary to grow our economy and sustain its growth.
We are excited about the opportunities that the future holds for our region, and we see the Finger Lakes economy moving forward with the help of this plan. In closing we would like to reaffirm our position that we solidly stand behind the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s URI plan. Thank you for your consideration of our support for this outstanding economic development initiative.