Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

March 7, 2018 - 2:46pm

Batavia moves up to #2 in micropolitan rankings

posted by Howard B. Owens in GCEDC, business.

Press release:

While Batavia and Genesee County have long been recognized as one of the top micropolitan regions in the United States, the area received its highest ranking ever as it climbed all the way to number 2 among 575 micropolitans across the country.  The annual rankings are compiled by Site Selection magazine.

Batavia was the only town in New York State to be ranked in the top 40 of micropolitans. It is the 15th consecutive year Batavia and Genesee County have been recognized. The ranking of “Top Micropolitans” is based on cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment and it once again demonstrates the commitment and collaboration among the public and private sectors to bring new investment and jobs to the region and just as important assisting companies that are already here in expanding and retaining jobs,” said Steve Hyde, president, and CEO of the Genesee County Economic Development Center.

The GCEDC achieved 16 project “wins” in 2017 that generated approximately $240 million in investment.

Since 2003, the GCEDC has provided similar assistance and incentives for 449 projects which have generated $1.3 billion in capital investment and the creation and/or retention of approximately 4,528 jobs.

Full the full list of rankings, including some commentary about the region’s rise to second place, click here.

david spaulding
david spaulding's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 3 hours ago
Joined: Sep 12 2011 - 5:46pm

ok, site selection magazine , really? say that out loud, site selection magazine....
Micropolitan ? this has got to be something made up by EDC's to try to justify their jobs.
Pat each other on the back as it hurts the arm patting yourself......

Howard B. Owens
Howard B. Owens's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 15 hours ago
Joined: Apr 23 2008 - 3:05pm

Micropolitan is a federal government designation (Office of Management and Budget) for contiguous regions with a center of population density (such as Batavia) but smaller than a metropolitan area.

david spaulding
david spaulding's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 3 hours ago
Joined: Sep 12 2011 - 5:46pm

Yep I'm sure it is Howard a government designation ......Micro Macro Mini and Maxi, now what? more taxpayer investment? all those figures, 1.3 billion dollars and 4,528 jobs, they come from that "site selection magazine" ?

Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button

News Break