Initiatives

UNiCON is rooted in the success of our local economy and works closely alongside owners, contractors, and legislators advancing business, public and economic development projects forward.

Below is an overview of just a few of our region's most exciting projects.

 
 
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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.

2017 Infrastructure Priority List

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.


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:

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ROC the Riverway

The ROC the Riverway Program will consolidate up to 28 transformative projects along the Genesee River under a single concept to achieve synergy and leverage the value of Rochester’s riverfront. View the plan here>>

Prospective projects include the completion of the Genesee Riverway Trail through the Center City  and a redesign of Charles Carroll Plaza and Genesee Crossroads Park. The plan also envisions significant upgrades to major riverfront facilities, including the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial; the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center; and the Rundel Memorial Library building. 

Click here to learn more


Transformative Corridors

1. The Mt. Read Boulevard project is one of three Transformative Corridors that are key in attracting businesses to the Greater Rochester area. Businesses seeking development require quality means of transportation when selecting their sites, and in order to keep Rochester as a viable location site, our infrastructure needs vital upgrades. This 4.4 mile corridor is the gateway to Eastman Business Park – one of Rochester’s key sites with 1 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, offering up to 3,000 new jobs. The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council estimates a 4% employment growth per year for jobs along this corridor. Click here for more information.

2. NYS Route 77 is one of the main service roads for the Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) in Alabama, NY. The STAMP facility is another key initiative in the Finger Lakes region. It will be an expansive campus, spanning over 1,250 acres prime for manufacturing. It also has potential for hosting 10,000 new jobs. In order to secure its viability as a site for major national companies, the transportation and infrastructure needs to be up to par. Click here for more information.

3. The Victor Business District is home to hundreds of high-tech jobs and a potential for 1,700 new jobs as part of the Fisher’s Ridge, Lehigh Crossing Office Park, and Meadows Business Park commercial real estate developments. NYS Route 96 between the I-90 and the Town/Village of Victor Line is in need of major upgrades, as it is currently plagued with severe congestion during peak travel times. With the new Pinnacle Athletic Campus attracting even more tourist for tournaments, it is essential to have an upgraded road servicing the area. Click here for more information.

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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.

Click here for more information on STAMP