Z-Axis benefits from Economic Gardening

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Ontario based Z-Axis is one of many local companies growing with the help of Greater Rochester Enterprise’s Economic Gardening Program.

GRE President & CEO Matt Hurlbutt and Z-Axis Director of Business Development Steve Kelly discussed the program and its benefits Wednesday during our Greater Rochester Enterprise Why ROC conversation.

“Z-Axis is an electronic design and contract manufacturer located just east of Rochester in Ontario County,” said Kelly. “We design electronic circuits from circuit boards to complete assemblies for customers like medical device manufacturers, industrial companies and consumer product customers.”

Kelly has seen first hand the benefits of the GRE Economic Gardening Program. “This is the third time I’ve used GRE and their Economic Gardening Program, and this one in particular is for trying to identify new rep organizations for us outside of New York. We’re very strong here in New York. We’re trying to grow outside of that area. So the expertise that GRE brought to the table allowed us to identify those organizations and over the past five years we’re growing about 20 percent per year, and in 2019 with the addition of new reps we’re actually looking to grow 40 percent.”

Z-Axis, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary year in 2019, is adding jobs as a result of its Economic Gardening success. That’s music to the ears of Hurlbutt. “It’s great to see a repeat customer and we encourage companies to visit our website and apply,” he said.

Go to RochesterBiz.com/gardening.

“It’s for companies that are between one and fifty million dollars in revenue, 10 to 99 employees, and we have worked with firms that are a little smaller and a little larger, so we have some flexibility in that space,” noted Hurlbutt. “We encourage those companies to contact us and help us talk to them about what their needs are.”

The GRE Economic Gardening Program application is short and to the point according to Hurlbutt, and the program is free for participants. “We’ve got support from local as well as state level organizations to help us with the process,” explained Hurlbutt. “We started the program in 2012 and since then companies are telling us they’ve created over 1,100 jobs and increased revenue by more than $260 million. Ninety percent would recommend the program to executives in their space, as we see with a repeat with Steve.”

For more information about career opportunities at Z-Axis, click the link below.

For more information about Z-Axis, visit zaxis.net.

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