LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Development Corporation will receive $100,000 in state funding to expand local downtown districts.
According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, the Regional Economic Gardening Program will use $250,000 to support existing companies in Livingston, Wyoming and Monroe counties, specifically those that typically have 10 to 99 employees and generate $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue.
“We all know it’s important to attract and invest in new companies, but a key part of economic development is to provide support to businesses and entrepreneurs already in the community,” said Gallivan. “These are proven job generators in need of technical support in order to get beyond the start-up stage and expand.”
The Livingston County Development Corporation will receive $100,000 of this funding to assist expanding businesses in various downtown districts, including Geneseo and Perry. The program will provide instruction on best business practices, including financial management and marketing.
A marketing plan for the region using Letchworth State Park as an anchor will also be developed.
Of the $250,000 total, 60% will go to the Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), which aims to provide technical research to businesses by helping with sales, marketing and business strategies. GRE serves nine counties, including Livingston, Monroe and Wyoming.
The funding was included in the 2015-16 state budget.
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