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Ana Liss
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Former on-air journalist; time spent working in economic development, higher education, and public policy; educated at the Ithaca College Park School and the University of Pennsylvania; passionate about promoting economic growth in New York State
Former on-air journalist; time spent working in economic development, higher education, and public policy; educated at the Ithaca College Park School and the University of Pennsylvania; passionate about promoting economic growth in New York State

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Establishing a foothold in Rochester's food processing cluster will help +OFD Foods, LLC. strengthen its play in the Midwest and East Coast consumer markets. The 30 jobs and $25 million investment will have a 10:1 economic multiplier effect in the region in terms of jobs and new wealth creation.http://www.rochesterbiz.com/OFD-Foods-LLC-to-Build-25M-Manufacturing-Facility-in-Henrietta

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Transformative economic development doesn't always happen in big doses. Over 5 years, 93 companies enrolled in GRE's Economic Gardening program have created nearly 700 new jobs across the 9-county region. Tune into this week's Eyes on the Future podcast and hear from two of those companies, Ontario County-based BioWorks and Wayne County-based Refractron Technologies Corp, on the unique challenges facing what we call "second-stage" companies, and how they benefited from this unique program (which is currently accepting new applicants). Also, they're hiring! http://www.rochesterbiz.com/News/Podcast.aspx

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The economic footprint of projects where Greater Rochester Enterprise has played a lead influential role is greater than $2.4 billion as we celebrate the organization's 15th year since inception. I put this study together utilizing IMPLAN research tools. See the full report here: http://www.rochesterbiz.com/Portals/0/GRE%2015%20yr%20Economic%20Impact%20Document%20-%20Final%20Draft%20-%202_1_2017.pdf 

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I'm excited to be among the 2017 Development Counsellors International #DCI40Under40 cohort, and proud to be the only one representing the great State of New York! The list recognizes "young leaders within the economic development field that aren’t afraid to disrupt industry standards and always raise the bar for achieving community prosperity" http://aboutdci.com/40under40/
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Econonomic predictions for Rochester, Upstate New York, and statewide are fairly strong for 2017, per the +Siena Research Institute and other indicators. Panelists including Heather Briccetti of The Business Council of New York State, Inc., Kent Gardner of the +CGR, and Anne Kress of +Monroe Community College pointed out challenges and opportunities ahead at the Rochester Business Journal's Economic Outlook Power Breakfast. Upside: there's strong optimism coming from the large #millennial workforce locally.
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Rochester, NY is “lead[ing] the way when it comes to the millennial population as a percentage of the total adult population.” In this category (important, given weight that companies place upon young, technologically capable labor) Rochester ranks 10th in North America among small tech-talent markets just after buzzworthy Nashville, Tennessee, and ahead of equally trendsetting Portland, Oregon, for growth in millennial population between 2009 and 2014, at 5 percent.

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Food manufacturers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, processors, and agriculture producers bring us to 500+ companies big and small in the Finger Lakes region making everything from COOL WHIP to Yancey's Fancy and Heluva Good! cheeses to Mott's apple sauce to Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars wines to Black Button Distilling's liquors to The Genesee Brewery's beers...and the list just keeps going from there. Learn more: http://www.rochesterbiz.com/KeyIndustries/FoodBeverageInfographic.aspx 

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Excited to be accepted among the Fall 2016 cohort of Smartl.ly MBA early adopters.

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See photo #4, circa 2008, featuring yours truly and my best friend Jojy! Stoop sitting is one of life's simplest pleasures, especially in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Rochester ranks #19 among U.S. News and World Report's best places to live for quality of life and #17 for college readiness among students. The region is noted for top-notch public schools and higher education as well as one of the most convenient commutes in the country.
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