MARCY TECH BARN PROJECT RECIEVES BEST PRACTICE AWARD

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584 Phoenix Drive
Rome, New York 13441
Phone 315-338-0393

For immediate release:
November 23, 2022

MARCY TECH BARN PROJECT RECIEVES BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Mohawk Valley EDGE and Syracuse-based EDP receive award for their mixed-use Marcy Tech Barn project planning.

Rome, N.Y. –The New York State Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has recognized Mohawk Valley EDGE and Environmental Design and Research (EDR) with a Best Practice award for the Marcy Tech Barn project.

Marcy Tech Barn is slated to be a vibrant, mixed-use live-work environment featuring market rate loft apartments, flexible commercial space, and unique office and R&D opportunities. The site will act as a gateway to the Marcy Nanocenter Campus and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Just seconds from Wolfspeed’s state-of-the-art 200 mm silicon carbide facility and only 3 miles from downtown Utica, the project is in close proximity to the emerging semiconductor and advanced electronics industry.

EDGE sought public input, provided conceptual masterplans, and fostered outreach initiatives to inform various parties of the project’s progress. Christian Mercurio, VP of Planning & Development and one of EDGE’s project leads, worked closely with members of the EDR team to collaboratively enact milestones.

“The Tech Barn represents a visionary approach to the development process, underpinned by strong guiding principles,” said Mercurio. “The EDR team helped MV EDGE to explore and develop a foundation for future design that responds to the surrounding context and agricultural history, project site constraints, and community concerns.”

Environmental Design and Research is a certified Woman Owned Business (WBE) dedicated to creating and sustaining a better environment for clients, employees, and communities. Founded in 1979, their mission is enacted with integrity, a collaborative approach, a genuine passion for their craft. The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association’s mission is to serve and support the professional, student, and citizen planning communities in New York State and to improve the quality of life using planning.


Contact: Hannah Phillips, 315-338-0393 ext. 5511

2022 Christopher P. Destito Awardee Announcement

In memory and honor of 
William (Bill) N. Macartney III
For 50+ years of service to Indium and the community

We are pleased to present this year’s award in memory of Indium Corporation’s William N. Macartney III.

The Christopher Destito Award was created to honor an individual who possesses the same characteristics as Chris, a founding MVEDGE board member. This award is given to an individual who has had a lifelong commitment to the betterment of the Mohawk Valley. Continue reading “2022 Christopher P. Destito Awardee Announcement”

21st Annual Leading EDGE Awards

21st Annual Leading EDGE Awards

November 7th, 2022, from 5-8pm
The Turning Stone’s Shenandoah Clubhouse
Tickets are $250 per individual

The Leading EDGE Awards were instituted in 1998 to recognize companies in the Mohawk Valley who were leaders in their industrial sector and the regional economy. We also continue to remember, honor, and celebrate a founding EDGE Board member; Christopher Destito each year at this event.  The Christopher Destito Award was created to honor an individual who possesses the same characteristics as Chris.

Last year, we hosted a week-long media-filled rollout to celebrate our first in-person Leading Edge ceremony following the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we promoted an exclusive evening event held at The Turning Stone. We plan to continue forward with last year’s event as our framework, combining a VIP style cocktail hour with a short awards program. This event will provide the best of previous events– networking with seated dining and awards ceremony. We look forward to you joining us in this celebration of area economic impact! 

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There is still time to support our 2022 LEA event and help honor our awardees!

Platinum: $15,000 sponsorship of The Leading EDGE Awards includes:

  • Platinum Level Placement: Logo or company name promoted as an event sponsor in news releases, advertisements, event program, banners, etc. 
  • A full color ad in email blasts and social media with prime placements
  • Six tickets to exclusive reception
  • Opportunity to give welcome remarks at reception

Gold: $10,000 sponsorship of The Leading EDGE Awards includes:

  •  Gold Level Placement: Logo promoted as an event sponsor in news releases, advertisements, campaign website, email blasts, etc. 
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  • Five tickets to exclusive reception

Silver: $5,000 sponsorship of The Leading EDGE Awards.  Your company would receive:

  • Silver Level Placement: Logo promoted as an event sponsor in news releases, advertisements, campaign website, email blasts, etc. 
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  • Contribute to social media content with video interview
  • Four tickets to exclusive reception

Bronze: $2,500 sponsorship of The Leading EDGE Awards.  Your company would receive:

  • Bronze Level Placement: Logo promoted as an event sponsor in news releases, advertisements, campaign website, email blasts, etc.  
  • A full color ad in email blasts and social media
  • Two tickets to exclusive 20th Anniversary Reception

Supporter: $1,000 sponsorship of The Leading EDGE Awards. Your company would receive: 

  •  Supporter Level Placement: Logo promoted as an event sponsor in news releases, advertisements, campaign website, email blasts, etc. 
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  • One ticket to exclusive reception 

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Mohawk Valley EDGE Welcomes Micron to Central New York

NEWS RELEASE
584 Phoenix Drive
Rome, New York 13441
Phone 315-338-0393

For immediate release:
October 4th, 2022

MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE WELCOMES MICRON TO CENTRAL NEW YORK

Semiconductor manufacturing in CNY: Micron’s brand-new facility plans announced

The morning announcement on Tuesday, October 4th solidifying plans for Micron to build a semiconductor facility in Central New York was triumphant for many.

According to this morning’s briefing and other outlets (including The New York Times and The Washington Post), this project will bring about 50,000 jobs in total– from 9,000 jobs at Micron to the potential of around 40,000 other ancillary jobs from suppliers to contractors.

Mohawk Valley EDGE welcomes Micron’s new state-of-the-art semiconductor campus to the Central New York Region.

“Today’s announcement furthers the continued positive economic transformation and forward momentum happening in Upstate New York,” said EDGE President Steven J. DiMeo. “The adoption of the Chips for America Act through Senator Charles Schumer’s leadership and Governor Hochul’s approval of the New York Green Chips Act has positioned New York as an attractive option for an industry that is looking to add fab capacity and building stronger, more resilient global supply chains.”

We congratulate the efforts of Senator Schumer, Governor Hochul, the Empire State Development team, County Executive Ryan McMahon and his economic development team at the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, and our economic development partners at Centerstate CEO.

For more information:

New York State Governor’s Press Release

Micron Announces Historic Investment of up to $100 Billion to Build Megafab in Central New York

MVEDGE Contact: Hannah Phillips, Director of Communications and Marketing| hphillips@mvedge.org or 315-338-0393

MVEDGE Staff Visits Wynn Hospital Site

MVEDGE Staff Visit to MVHS Wynn Hospital Site

On a cloudy late-August day, members of the Mohawk Valley EDGE team attended a tour of the forthcoming Wynn Hospital in Utica. Led by Robert C. Scholefield MS RN, Executive Vice President/ Facilities and Real Estate at Mohawk Valley Health System, the group traversed the 700,000 square foot hospital and the project’s impacts on the local healthcare network.

Continue reading “MVEDGE Staff Visits Wynn Hospital Site”

EDGE- USEPA Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Project

EDGE–USEPA Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Project

In 2022, Mohawk Valley EDGE received a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to inventory, assess, investigate, and develop remediation plans for brownfields across Oneida County. For more on reassessing contaminated sites and brownfields in our area, including full details from the Environmental Protection Agency, quick facts on projects, and other updates, see below.

We will update this page with relevant data and project progress on a periodic basis.

Grant Summary for Brownfield Site Assessments, Oneida County

Oneida County has a long history of industrial and commercial uses that left behind a legacy of contamination. The goals of the EPA grant are to prioritize and assess strategic brownfield properties, return tax delinquent brownfield sites to productive use, and facilitate brownfields redevelopment. Overgrown brownfield sites and decaying structures create challenges and opportunities for stabilization and revitalization strategy, turning blight to bright developments. 

What is a Brownfield?

It is a property whose expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence (or potential presence) of hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminants. Frequently, they are former industrial properties where operations may have resulted in environmental impairment.

Why redevelop Brownfields?

Redevelopment of these sites result in new public spaces, new job opportunities, new urban real estate, and, ultimately, the reversal of decades of environmental injustice. The removal of the blight, alone, is addition by subtraction; but the benefits run much deeper. Adaptive reuse of vacant, contaminated, and underutilized properties requires greater up-front investment, but also carries the most sustainable value proposition for the region – especially since these sites are in our population centers, along our waterfronts, and have proximity to abundant infrastructure and workforce. For more information on brownfields, please visit https://www.epa.gov/brownfields.

Continue reading “EDGE- USEPA Brownfields Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Project”

TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE

NEWS RELEASE
584 Phoenix Drive
Rome, New York 13441
Phone 315-338-0393

For immediate release:
August 12th, 2022

TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE

Mohawk Valley EDGE’s team is growing alongside the Mohawk Valley region’s recent developments.

Rome, N.Y. –Mohawk Valley EDGE announces its hiring of two new staff members: Chris Lawrence, Vice President of Planning and Development and Hannah Phillips, Director of Marketing and Communications.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris Lawrence and Hannah Phillips to Mohawk Valley EDGE,” said EDGE President Steven J. DiMeo. “These are exciting times for the Mohawk Valley Region and we look forward to having Chris and Hannah play a key role in continuing the region’s economic momentum.” Continue reading “TWO NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN MOHAWK VALLEY EDGE”

Brownfields Assessment Project RFQ

Brownfields Assessment RFQ Download

The following responses have been prepared in reply to questions submitted by individuals and firms regarding RFQ EDGE 2022-010. Questions and responses are all available in the following PDF: Addendum #1- RFQ Question Responses.

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Firms Returning A Proposal in Response to EDGE RFQ 2022-010

Ambient Environmental
Barton & Loguidice
BE3 (Brydges Engineering)
C&S Companies
D&B Engineers and Architects
Delta Engineers
HRP Associates
JMT of New York Inc.
LaBella Associates
LiRo Engineers, Inc.
Lu Engineers
Plumley Engineering
PWGC
Ramboll
Roux
TRC
Weston & Sampson