Matt Hurlbutt

Matt Hurlbutt serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) with responsibility for supporting business attraction and expansion in the Greater Rochester, New York region. Matt guides business development strategies, organizational resources and outreach efforts to position Rochester as a destination of choice for business investment. Matt works directly with corporate executives and national site selectors as they consider locations for investment and job creation.  Before assuming this leadership role Matt served as GRE’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for nine years.

Matt was directly involved in bringing Alpina Foods, Catalant Technologies, FedEx Freight, Foundation Financial Group, Intrinsiq Materials, LiveTiles, Love Beets USA, Muller Quaker Dairy, NEST iON, OFD Foods, Omni-ID, and Quintel Solutions to the region.  He also worked with American Packaging Corporation, Brand Networks, Concentrix, IEC Electronics, Intergrow, LiDestri Food & Drink, Maximus, Optimax, and Rochester Precision Optics as the companies expanded in the region.

In addition, Matt directs GRE’s Economic Gardening effort and collaborates with state and local partners to leverage the region’s assets in order to support innovation and economic growth of second-stage companies. 

Matt was named to the “40 under 40” list by the Rochester Business Journal, an award given to recognize individuals with outstanding leadership and accomplishments for service in their profession and the community at large.  In addition, Matt was named to the RBJ’s Power 100 List in 2021 and 2022. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University of New York College at Brockport and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, State University of New York College at Geneseo.