Our Mission

To advocate for economic development of our 9-county Upstate NY Finger Lakes region by building strong relationships with local businesses, developing partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities and by working closely with local leaders, both public and private, to secure initiatives and projects across the Empire State. 

To that end, we work to generate opportunity for our local engineering firms and to advertise, enhance and promote the economic advantages and competitiveness of our unionized partners within the construction industry.

We are also dedicated to building a better community through relentless involvement in our regions most important social and economic initiatives while always recognizing that neither social or economic development is possible without opportunity for local labor.


"This is the place that built some of the greatest corporations on the globe. You made Xerox, you made Kodak, you made Bausch and Lomb. You were doing engineering when other places couldn't spell the word. You were High Tech before they had High Tech. Some of the greatest minds and the greatest inventions came from Rochester. That's who you are and don't you forget it. The blood in your veins is what made this state what it is, made this city and this country what it is"

— Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on December 14, 2015