Monday, July 13, 2015

Week Ahead: Events for the week of Monday, July 13

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The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wegmans Conference Center, 200 Market Street, Gates.

The council is accepting applications for state funding through July 31, after which it’ll score the requests and pass them on to the state. It’s also putting together its annual list of priority economic development projects, which is due to the state by September 21.

This year, the council is supposed to identity a priority industry cluster, and base the priority projects’ list around that. In April, an Empire State Development official told the council that it should look for a group of related business near each other that are at the forefront of economic growth in the region. And they should identify investments, such as equipment that the businesses could share, that would help the industry grow. 

The council also has to develop a detailed application for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, in which seven Upstate regions will compete for one of three $500-million economic development awards. The application will essentially be a plan laying out how the region would invest the award money to create high-paying, permanent jobs.

The Upstate Revitalization application is due October 5.

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative will hold a town hall meeting at the Edgerton Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus Street

During the meeting, the initiative’s leaders will solicit input from community members who can speak directly to the challenges facing people impacted by poverty, according to a press release. The initiative will use the input to “further inform” its work, the press release says.

Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (585) 242-6482. BY JEREMY MOULE

Rochester City Council's Neighborhood and Business Development committee will meet at 5 p.m. today in Room 208A at City Hall, 30 Church Street. This is a work session to discuss a proposal to study the feasibility of a new downtown performing arts center

The proposal was put on hold by the committee last week. Some committee members had questions about possible subsidies for the facility, the cost of the study, the affordability of the facility, and the future of the Auditorium Theatre

Committee members were also upset that the proposal emerged before they'd had serious discussions with the administration on the issue.

There will be no vote at the work session. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

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