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Upstate New York - The Finger Lakes Partnership WIRED Logo - Talent Driving Prosperity

Nine counties: Orleans, Genesee, Monroe, Wayne, Wyoming, Livingston Ontario, Yates, Seneca

Targeted Industries: Entrepreneurship Optics & Imaging, Biotech & Life Sciences, Alternative Energy

Implementation Plan

The Finger Lakes Partnership was created to link the education, workforce development and economic development communities to create an entrepreneurial, industry-driven integrated system. The partnership, led by a strong team of business, investor, entrepreneurial, philanthropic, government, and academic leaders, seeks to transform the Finger Lakes region through: increasing employment and retention; improving earnings; spurring job growth and the number of start-up companies; improving employer satisfaction increasing participation in training by companies and individuals and others.

The Finger Lakes region has four goals to support job creation:

  • Energize the region's entrepreneurial economy
  • Catalyze regional innovation
  • Empower workers to succeed in the global economy
  • Build 21st century innovation infrastructures

Currently the region is using the WIRED initiative to develop a strong entrepreneurial environment which is essential to the region's success.