||The Erie Canal passes through Fairport's downtown
business district, offering boating and other recreational opportunities.
If you're looking for a great location with low electric rates
for your company, look no further than the area served by Fairport Electric, the municipal electric system for
the Village of Fairport! Established in 1901, our system is one of the largest in New York
State. Our communitys history stretches back even further in time. Agricultural
pioneers first settled in our region near the end of the 18th century.
The early 19th century brought the Erie Canal, and by 1827 our
community deemed a "fair port" for passing travelershad its first
tavern. A post office was opened about two years later, and soon our village became an
active focal point for commercial, industrial and social activity. When our municipal
electric system began operation at the turn of the century, we had a small steam generator
serving 12 street lights and 40 homes in the center of Fairport. Today, our system serves
15,000 customers in our village and much of the nearby Town of Perinton, an area covering
about 27 square miles.
Located about 10 miles east of Rochester, Faiport is a suburban community that has both
residential neighborhoods as well as a healthy commercial/industrial base. We have
purchased our electricity from the New York Power Authority since April 28, 1961, and
offer our customers some of the lowest-cost electricity in the state. Among the businesses
were serve are Webster Plastics, a maker of automotive products;
LiDestri Foods, a major
maker of spaghetti sauce and food products, including actor Paul Newmans
"Newman's Own Spaghetti Sauce"; and Casa Larga Vineyards, the only winery in
Fairports half-mile of dock space draws many pleasure craft to our popular
downtown business district, making us one of the busiest ports along the Erie Canal. Since
the 1970s, our village has pursued a redevelopment plan along the waterfront that combines
historically sensitive new construction with rehabilitation projects to preserve the best
from Fairports past. Besides our healthy economy, Fairport offers numerous parks and
recreational facilities, specialty shops and restaurants, an excellent school system, a
library and museum. Today, the primary opportunity for business development in Fairport
involves tourism and retail sales.
Outside the village boundary, commercial or industrial opportunities are available in
the Town of Perinton, which benefits from Fairports municipal electric system.
Inquiries can be made either with the Town of Perinton (585-223-0770) or Monroe
Countys economic development office (585-753-2000). We invite you to consider
starting or expanding a business venture within our municipal system.
Fairport Electric has to offer your company:
is located 10 miles east of Rochester, about five miles north of the New York State
Thruway (Interstate 90). Nearby, the Greater Rochester International Airport is served by
major airlines. And while the Erie Canal handles mostly pleasure craft these days, Conrail
and Amtrak provide high-speed rail service.
properties are available in the Village of Fairports downtown business district.
Larger sites for industrial development may be found in the Town of Perinton, which is
also served by our electric system.
1995, the Village of Faiport completed a yearlong process of rewriting its Comprehensive
Plan, which included an Action Plan to guide future development. Redevelopment of our
historic waterfront district has been successful in attracting new businesses to the
3.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh)
commercial 3.5 cents per kwh
Large commercial 4.3 cents per kwh*
Industrial 1.9 cents per kwh*
* Large commercial and Industrial customers are also subject
to a demand charge.
(All rates listed are for summer months. Winter rates are
higher. Contact Fairport Electric for details.)
If you would like to learn more about locating your company in Fairport, contact:
Ken Moore, Village Administrator
Village of Fairport
31 South Main Street
Fairport, New York 14450