ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Digital Rochester, a leading organization of technology professionals and entrepreneurs in Upstate NY, has received the 2003 Small Business Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year Award from New York State.
The award was presented today at a noon luncheon at the HSBC building in downtown Rochester by Jack Kinnicutt, the Finger Lakes Regional Director of the Empire State Development Corporation. Empire State Development is New York State's economic development agency, dedicated to providing the highest level of assistance and service to businesses in order to encourage economic investment and prosperity in the State.
Digital Rochester is on the board of directors and an investor in Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). GRE is a newly- formed economic development group dedicated to job creation in the Rochester area.
Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and has steadily grown to become one of Upstate New York’s pre-eminent technology business communities. Over the last few years, start-ups have proliferated and this area is emerging as a center for specialized technologies like biomedical technology, wireless networking and digital imaging.
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is a newly formed, public-private partnership established with an initial $14 million, five year investment budget provided by government, not-for-profit, business and education concerns, to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan area as a competitive, high-profile region for business location and growth. GRE will collaborate with business, academia, not-for-profit organizations and government to ensure a unified approach to regional economic development efforts.