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It’s Not the Size of the Region That Matters, But What It Can Accomplish

The Greater Rochester, NY region is mid-sized but mighty — home to a community of nearly 1.2 million people and a diverse set of businesses. Our location boasts close proximity to major markets without the high cost associated with a major metropolitan area. Businesses have capitalized on our area’s highly-educated workforce, research centers of excellence, and industry expertise in fields such as energy innovation, life sciences, food and beverage manufacturing, software and IT, and optics, photonics, and imaging.

Close to Major Markets without Major Market Costs

Located on route I-90 in Western NY, between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes wine country, the Rochester region is within 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. and Canadian populations. It’s where smart people live and smart businesses grow.


Million Consumers Within 500 Miles


Minute Average Commute


Lower Commercial Real Estate Rates than the National Average


Make Profits of $1 MILLION a Year More in Rochester, NY than in Boston, New York City, San Francisco or DC.

With a highly-skilled workforce and commercial real estate rates 54% lower than the national average, companies with 50 or more employees can make profits of $1 million a year more in Rochester, NY than in other high-tech hubs like Boston, New York, Washington D.C., or San Francisco.

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