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The Finger Lakes Region and its Gateway Communities have experienced a major renaissance over the past decade. Jobs have been created, significant investment has been committed and regional wealth has outpaced the rest of upstate - helping attract more skilled workforce to the area. It is a success story that highlights the area's strong public-private collaboration as well as the strength of its unified strategic plan to move the Finger Lakes Forward.

Top Employers

Employer Industry Total Employees
Finger Lakes Health Health Care 1,845
del Lago Resort & Casino Entertainment 1,200
Wegmans Food Markets Grocery 1,194
Waterloo Premium Outlets Retail Shopping 1,100
ITT Goulds Pumps Manufacturing 1,000
Wadhams Enterprises Transportation 700
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Education 695
Mozaic Services for Disabled 335
New York Chiropractic College Education 275
New York State Electric & Gas Utilities 175

Leading Business Sectors

Agriculture & Food Processing (Agribusiness)                                                   Responsible for nearly a quarter of New York's agricultural output, the Finger Lakes Contains a robust ecosystem that supports all levels of the farm-to-table experience. From research to harvesting to food processing, the agribusiness industry is an important driver of the local economy.
Advanced Manufacturing & Technology From aerospace to pumps and plastics, the Gateway Region is a hub for manufacturers that utilize cutting-edge technology., innovative applications and best practices that deliver more complex and highly functional products.
Higher Education With more than two dozen colleges and universities located within its "educational triangle," the Finger Lakes has one of the nation's largest concentrations of students per capita.
Arts, Culture and Tourism Tourism is a $3 Billion industry in the Finger Lakes and accounts for nearly 60,000 jobs. Regarded as one of the world's best wine regions, its distinguished history and natural scenic beauty also combine to make it a top destination - capable of attracting both visitors and complementary business operations.