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Monroe County Hosts Small Business Open House

The Monroe County Division of Economic and Workforce Development will host an open house for area Small Businesses on May 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. located at City Place, 50 W. Main Street, 14614.

The Division staff will meet with participants 1:1 with small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and job seekers to share information with them about resources, incentives and programs, including:

  • Startup and Small Business Programs

  • Equipment Rebates

  • Tax Incentives

  • The Monroe County M/WBE Certification Program

  • Info regarding SUNY Brockport’s Small Business Development Center

  • The Monroe County-Finger Lakes APEX Accelerator (a program partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs)

  • Workforce development and training assistance through programs like Mpower, RETAIN, and Monroe Manufactures Jobs

  • RochesterWorks will discuss grants available for Monroe County Businesses to hire, train, and tryout new employees

  • Programs available through the Enterprise Center at Pathstone

  • Loan opportunities offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration

“Small business owners are the foundation of our community and economy – they give their all to achieve the American dream and create jobs for their neighbors,” said Monroe County Executive Adam Bello. “Monroe County Economic and Workforce Development has multiple programs available to help local startups and small businesses succeed and I invite all our local small business owners to attend this Open House and discover how Monroe County can work for you.”

Bello, also will unveil a new program, new financing tool to support local small businesses.

Business owners can register for the event: HERE.

Through Monroe County Economic and Workforce Development, the county offers assistance aimed at helping local startups and small businesses succeed, including procurement technical assistance, rebates for qualified manufacturing equipment purchases, SBA 504 assistance and gap loan financing.

More information can be found by visiting,


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