Monroe County is rich with cutting-edge technology, some of the nation’s top higher education institutions, and diverse neighborhoods. Our community including the bustling City of Rochester and 19 quiet suburbs is thriving now more than ever. Monroe County Economic Development attracts economically sound commerce to the region with the goal of improving the quality of life for the residents here. This is where we work–and where we raise our families. Find out why businesses – small and large – come to Monroe County Economic Development for support.

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Modernization Initiative

The Industrial Development Agency will support more workforce development, initiate targeted outreach for MWBE’s and small businesses and align its focus with the upcoming Plan Forward comprehensive plan.

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Ladderz Up

A Monroe County workforce development initiative in support of local residents and employers.

The Mpower partnership between MCC and Monroe County directly responds to the need to grow the local workforce. Mpower focuses on the upskilling and reskilling of county residents through accessible training based on local market demand. Businesses benefit from having access to newly retrained workers, or by upskilling their existing workers, through customized training tailored directly to their organization’s need.


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Startup & Small Business Programs

Monroe County Economic Development offers programs specifically designed to help startups and small businesses succeed. Innovation and technology have thrived in Monroe County for decades and they continue to thrive today.

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Incentives and Programs

Monroe County Economic Development offers assistance for for-profit companies located throughout Monroe County including the City of Rochester in the state of New York. Assistance is available for acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, research and recreational facilities.

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Room to Grow

Compared to other major metropolitan areas and against national averages, businesses in the Greater Rochester, NY region benefit from a highly competitive commercial real estate market. The region’s outstanding infrastructure supports the diverse real estate available to service providers and manufacturers of all sizes. Monroe County offers the space to grow and expand businesses, supported by a highly skilled workforce and a community with an exceptional quality of life.

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