Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is an economic development organization committed to attracting new capital investments and creating regional wealth and new jobs throughout the Greater Rochester, NY region.
The Greater Rochester, NY region has world-class advanced manufacturing capability, testing capability and intellectual horsepower. This region has a large, high-end manufacturing business base and a highly-skilled workforce to support almost any type of manufacturing business. We're strategically located within 500 miles of 1/3 of the U.S. and Canadian population. This puts us close to major markets without the major market costs of doing business.
In addition to a low-cost operating environment, we have a strong regional competency in the areas of radio-frequency identification (RFID), sustainable packaging, drone technology, software development, and data analytics that can help forward thinking companies develop the "marketplace of the future" necessary to compete in the global economy.
Key Rochester, NY Manufacturing industry facts:
There are more than 1,500 manufacturers in the Greater Rochester, NY region, employing 58,600 people. This sector represents 12.5% of the local workforce. Greater Rochester's manufacturing base is primarily in high tech precision sectors, with its largest employment sectors being machinery (11,257), computer & electronic products (10,608), printing equipment (2,573), and transportation equipment (2,257). An additional significant force in the region's manufacturing base comes from the food and beverage sectors. In food manufacturing, 6,614 workers are employed regionally with an additional 2,349 working in beverage manufacturing.
(Source: NYS Department of Labor May 2018)
The leading manufacturing employers in the region are:
The leading precision manufacturing employers in the region are:
World-class talent at competitive rates below the national average.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Learn more about manufacturing in Rochester, NY by looking at some case studies or call us today to grow your business.
Did You Know?
Between Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, and the Genesee River Watershed, the Greater Rochester region is home to more than 7% of the world's fresh water. Tell that to the dozens of states where fresh water is increasingly becoming an endangered resource. The abundance of H2O here -- without water rationing or water rights fees -- means that water is affordable, which factors into our low cost of doing business.
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