A number of local business owners and downtown developers are showing their support for Mohawk Valley Health System's downtown Utica hospital project.

Business and community leaders shared their reasons for supporting the project at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Utica on Thursday.

“As developers like myself invest in the existing buildings in Downtown Utica, it is also important that new catalyst projects, like the new hospital, occur to help accelerate the redevelopment of the area and to modernize and upgrade community facilities,” said Jeff Foster, one of the partners in the Doyle Hardware mixed-use redevelopment.

“This show of support by these business owners and developers further demonstrates what this project will mean not only to healthcare in the region, but also to the business community,” said Scott Perra, President/CEO for MVHS. “We believe that the new hospital will serve as a catalyst for economic development and attract an active presence of community members and visitors. I want to thank the business owners and developers for speaking out about the positive changes this project will bring to the area.”

More than 20 business owners and developers were in attendance.

  • Art & Vine
  • Bonacci Architects
  • Bowers Development Group (Security Building at 120-126 Bleecker St. and the New Century Club building at 253 Genesee St.)
  • Brian A. Gaetano Co.
  • Brodock's Lofts at 502
  • Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation
  • Color Craft Interiors
  • Delta by Marriott
  • Gerber’s 1933 Tavern
  • Griffin’s Pub
  • GSCB Inc. (600 State Street)
  • Human Electronics
  • IMG Electromark of Utica, Inc.
  • Jeff Foster, The Doyle Lofts
  • Jimmy John's Downtown (August 2018)/New Hartford
  • Mohawk Valley Garden
  • Northland Communications
  • Pezzolanella Construction/Landmarc Building
  • S. DeLia Corp
  • Symeon’s
  • Visions Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn)

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