Rochester is New York State's third largest city and is central to a region that includes some of the most beautiful, productive and valuable countryside in the Northeast.
An emphasis on education, plus an unusually large higher education sector, ensures a technically-sophisticated and reliable labor force. New firms can take advantage of the region's workers while enjoying competitive labor, land and real estate costs, and some of the most affordable housing in the US.
Our location in Western NY is a competitive advantage because Rochester is in close proximity to major East Coast markets without the high cost associated with a major metropolitan area. One-third of the US and Canadian population is within 500 miles of Rochester, NY.
In addition to our proximity to major markets, the Rochester, NY Region also is in close proximity to an abundant supply of fresh, reliable water. Approximately 7% of the world's fresh water is right in our region. It's no wonder more than 100 food and beverage manufacturers are located here.