Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Supports Local Businesses with Emergency Loan Program

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Intro to Incentive Programs: Equipment Purchasing

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In order to help businesses grow and expand in Monroe County, there are programs available for non-retail businesses purchasing equipment. GreatRate, GreatRebate and Monroe Manufacturing Rewards are administered by the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC). EquiPlus is offered in partnership between MCIDC and COMIDA. The GreatRate program offers businesses a rebate on interest paid […]

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Meet the Staff: Robin Finnerty

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Name: Robin Finnerty Company Role: Special Projects Manager Favorite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky Your top 3 favorite podcasts/books? Any books by John Grisham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix?  I want to fix our […]

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Workforce Development Drives the Monroe County Economy

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The Monroe County Workforce Development Division exists to stimulate the local economy by providing resources to those seeking employment, education and training services. Workforce Development allows Monroe County’s Economic Development Division to be more responsive to the needs of businesses looking to relocate and/or expand in Monroe County. Two of the programs that are used […]

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Meet the Staff: Rich Turner

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Name: Rich Turner Company Role: Workforce Development Manager Favorite quote: “Billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett – those guys can buy anything they want.  But the one thing they cannot buy is time. Time with their families, time with their loved ones.  And there’s nothing more valuable than that.” – Charles N. Turner (my father) […]

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Monroe County Small Business Week 2019

Posted in Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

COMIDA is pleased to recognize the small businesses of Monroe County during National Small Business Week May 5th to 11th, 2019. Small Business Week is an annual event created by the U.S. Small Business Administration held in recognition of the nation’s top small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as small business advocates and champions. Small […]

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Meet the Staff: Lydia Birr

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Name:  Lydia Birr Company Role:  Sr. Economic Development Specialist Favorite quote:   Susan B. Anthony: “Failure is Impossible” Your Top 3 Favorite Podcasts/Books? Authors: P. D. James, Ken Follett and Caroline Graham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix? Understanding the benefits for those […]

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LadderzUp Aligns the Workforce with Jobs

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Since its inception, the LadderzUp workforce development program has trained over 775 residents to fill rewarding, local jobs in growing industries.

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Meet the Staff: Rokele Mikell-Castillo

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Meet the staff at COMIDA – Q&A with Bridget O’Brien

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