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Dinolfo Breaks Ground on County's "Jobs on Main" Project Downtown

Dinolfo Breaks Ground on County's

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo was joined by County Legislators and project partners for a ceremonial groundbreaking to officially launch the County’s Jobs on Main project in Downtown Rochester. The project will relocate the County’s Economic Development offices from the 8th to the 1st floor of the City Place Office Building,

“Street level is where business is done, which is why our Jobs on Main project will give Monroe County’s economic development efforts a competitive advantage to help us grow even more jobs for our residents,” said Dinolfo. “We want local, national, and global employers to come to Monroe County and feel the vibrancy of our community – from the minute they step off the plane to the moment they step foot in our state-of-the-art new economic development headquarters. Today, with the help of our County Legislature’s unanimous, bipartisan support for this project, we are sending a clear message that Monroe County is open for business!”

Jobs on Main will make the County’s job creation efforts more accessible to residents and employers alike. The relocation is slated to deliver better access, a more convenient layout, collaborative meeting space, prominent exterior signage, and a next-generation appearance. Renovations for the 1st and 2nd floors of City Place are underway and are expected to be complete by the fall of 2019.

Funding for Dinolfo’s Jobs on Main project was secured with the unanimous, bipartisan support the County Legislature in February. After leasing the building for a number of years, Monroe County purchased City Place in 2018 for $10 million, a move that is saving taxpayers nearly $1 million per year in avoided costs.

Under Dinolfo’s leadership, Monroe County’s Economic Development Department has worked with local, national, and global employers to secure nearly 20,000 local jobs and attract over $2 billion in private investment since January of 2016.