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Batavia/Genesee County Ranked Third in U.S. Micropolitans for Business
BATAVIA, NEW YORK – Batavia and Genesee County have continued its streak of being recognized as one of the nation’s top micropolitan regions for business growth, as the area was ranked third in Site Selection magazine’s annual rankings.
“We are thrilled that the hard work that Genesee County and our partners in the public and private sector continues to be recognized as making Batavia-Genesee County the top micropolitan for business in New York,” said Steve Hyde, president and CEO of the GCEDC. “Our region is focused on building the shovel-ready sites, active business attraction, expansion and retention, and workforce talent development to continue our economic growth.”
The ranking of “Top Micropolitans” is based on cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county. It is the sixteenth consecutive year Batavia and Genesee County have been recognized and the fifth consecutive year ranked in the top five. The area received its highest ranking ever in 2017 as it climbed all the way to number two among the annual survey of micropolitans across the country.
Site Selection magazine recognized 13 of the GCEDC’s project “wins” in 2018 across several stages of project development. The GCEDC closed on 16 projects in 2018, securing $33.7 million in capital investment, 99 new jobs, and over 189,000 square feet of new construction in Genesee County.
Since 2003, the GCEDC has provided similar assistance and incentives for 465 projects which have generated $1.3 billion in capital investment and the creation and/or retention of approximately 4,627 jobs.