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Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping some local and state leaders to help parts of the state reopen businesses and other venues in a very measured way.

During his daily briefing Tuesday, which was held in Buffalo, Cuomo said he would call on his former Lt. Governor, Bob Duffy, who is now the President & CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, to help coordinate public health and business activity in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region.

An upstate business organization is calling on state officials to accelerate plans for reopening some businesses where appropriate.

Unshackle Upstate says that as state officials begin the task of restarting the economy, it is critical that they engage upstate business leaders in the process.

Office of NY Governor Cuomo

The Rochester-Finger Lakes area will be receiving $86.5 million dollars in state aid for a variety of economic development projects.

The official announcement in this annual competition, the 8th time the money has been distributed this way, was done Tuesday in Albany, with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and New York State Economic Development Commissioner Howard Zemsky  announcing the awards.

The sudden news about sweeping changes in Xerox’s management ranks has left a lot of questions as well as unsettling feelings for some employees.  

With the surprise announcement Tuesday night that Xerox CEO Jeff  Jacobson is stepping down, along with the board of directors Chairman and several other directors, it has raised questions about where the company goes from here. 

The agreement between Xerox officials and two major shareholders also puts the possible takeover by Fuji up in the air as well.

Need to Know Rochester: Casting a Vote for Business

Oct 5, 2012

This week on Need to Know Rochester, WXXI and it's Voice of the Voter initiative take you to a forum examining the election issues that are top priority for businesspeople in the region.  The Rochester Business Alliance and area Chambers of Commerce sponsored the non-partisan event.  Watch Need to Know Rochester, Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.