The Greater Rochester, NY Region is a history-rich Erie Canal boomtown that today ranks among the top knowledge-based economic regions in the world. We're proud of the various honors Rochester has received for our business environment and exceptional quality of life.
Business leaders can choose to locate in any market. Why pick Rochester, New York? Our video provides you with a few answers that might surprise you.
Why Roc Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of GRE's Why Roc contest. Check out the many reasons they love living and working in Rochester, NY.
Andrew Muldoon: "The Rochester community and more directly the University of Rochester supports life changing research on everything from cancer to the future of energy. It's remarkable and the people are making it happen. Rochester rocks because of the talent...and the people!"
Eric Loyd: "Rochester has a great history of successful entrepreneurs, global market leaders, and intellectual giants. It has a rich history in creating equality for minorities, women and veterans."
Karen Hobson: "There are many reasons why Rochester rocks: affordable housing, short commute to work, the festivals just to name a few."
Karyn Haskel: "This city is great for so many reasons - food, theater, art, you name it, we got it. And the best part is - it's affordable!
Matthew McDermott: "Rochester has great cultural institutions and night life like bigger cities without all the hassles of a long commute or off-the-charts cost of living. I would challenge anyone to find a city that combines opportunity with livability like Rochester, NY does."