Initiatives

UNiCON is rooted in the success of our local economy and works closely alongside owners, contractors, and legislators in order to move business development projects forward. Below is an overview of some of our regions exciting projects.

 
 
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STAMP Project - science, techology & advanced Manufacturing business park

Batavia, NY

WNY STAMP is the development of New York State’s second shovel-ready mega site (1,250 acres) designed for nanotech-oriented manufacturing (semiconductor, flat panel display, solar/PV), advanced manufacturing, and large scale bio-manufacturing projects. The site is located in the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) low cost hydropower zone and is serviced by redundant, highly reliable power. Located just 5 miles north of the New York State Thruway (I-90) exit 48a, the site is easily accessible to the region’s 2.1 million population. Located less than 20 minutes from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, an active customs site, STAMP is the ideal mega site.


Community Priority List

UNICON has developed an annual Community Priority List, which highlights our annual commitment to important projects and initiatives that will bring social improvement and economic growth to our community.

2016 Social, Economic & Infrastructure Priorities

2015 Social, Economic & Infrastructure Priorities

2014 Community Infrastructure Priorities for Regional Economic Development

2013 Community Infrastructure Priorities for Regional Economic Development

If you'd like to apply to be featured in the upcoming list, fill out the Submission Form.

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Finger lakes forward

The New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) is part of an overall program aimed at systematically revitalizing the economy of Upstate New York. Modeled after the success of the Buffalo Billion Initiative, the URI is an opportunity for the communities of upstate New York to address the economic challenges of their regions and work together in bringing jobs back upstate.The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has published reports each year to help consolidate and highlight the area's economic needs. Check out the reports below:


APprenticeship & Safety

UNiCON is currently hosting a series of Training Coordinators Workshops. We understand the importance of each union's apprenticeship program, and want to help serve those programs by bringing them together to explore shared interests, services, concerns, and opportunities. If you are a training coordinator and would like to know more about our ongoing workshop series, click here to contact us.