Genesee County, the Perfect Location for Your Business 

- 2.1 million population in less than an hour drive

- Connecting Buffalo and Rochester, the second and third largest cities in New York State,

- Three exits on the NYS I-90 Thruway

- Reach 128 million consumers within a 10 hour drive

- Foreign Trade Zone Opportunities *NEW

- Over 57 colleges and universities with 300,000 students enrolled

- Top region for patents issued per worker

- Close to three international airports 

- Multiple shovel-ready parks that are industry specific

- Hydropower and other low cost electric solutions

- Progressive incentives

- Workforce development programs

GCEDC Incentive & RLF Applications 

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 Welcome to Genesee County- 1366 Technologies


1366 Technologies recently announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, commercial solar wafer manufacturing facility in Genesee County New York, strategically located between Buffalo and Rochester, that will eventually scale to 3 GW, house 400 Direct Wafer™ furnaces, and produce more than 600 million high-performance silicon wafers per year – enough to power 360,000 American homes. 1366 Technologies will become the anchor tenant at the high-tech Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) where the company will eventually create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs in New York’s Western New York/ Finger Lakes Region. 


October 7, 2015 Frank van Mierlo, CEO of 1366 Technologies joined New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in Batavia to announce that 1366 Technologies will build a new solar wafer manufacturing plant at the WNY STAMP Campus.

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Target Industires 

Advanced Manufacturing and Semiconductor 

Specific shovel-ready sites and workforce programing bring the power and people together to support advanced manufacturing, semiconductor, and nanotechnology businesses.  The WNY STAMP site and Buffalo East Tech Park are designed and infrastructure to accommodate large manufacturing and semiconductor projects. 

Food Processing and Agri-Business

Upstate New York is known for its dairy and crop farming and having processing facilities and other agricultural support facilities near these products has made our region a mega-hub for Agri-Business.  Visit the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park to learn more about the resources we have for your business. 

Medical Device and Life Sciences

Emerging technology, medical device and life science companies belong near major research universities and in our region, we have some of the best including University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, University at Rochester and Cornell University.  Learn more about the Upstate MedTech Park and MedTech Center

Warehouse and Distribution 

Being centrally located, connecting Buffalo and Rochester New York makes Genesee County an ideal spot for warehouse and regional distribution centers.  Two shovel- ready parks have been designed and infrastructure to accommodate these facilities.  Learn more about the Gateway II Corporate Park and Apple Tree Acres Corporate Park.


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