Why Monroe County

Monroe County is rich with cutting-edge technology, some of the nation’s top higher education institutions, and diverse neighborhoods. Our community of the bustling City of Rochester and 19 quiet suburbs is thriving now more than ever. Monroe County Economic Development attracts economically sound commerce to Monroe County with the goal to improve 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 – choose to call Monroe County home.

Doing Business Here

Monroe County is home to a diverse set of businesses that have capitalized on our area’s highly-educated workforce, research centers of excellence and industry expertise in fields such as energy innovation, biotech and life sciences, food and beverage production, and optics, photonics and imaging. Constellation Brands, Paychex, Wegmans Food Markets, and Xerox, are a few of the companies that have established thriving businesses in a community that was built on the legacy of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Benefits of Business in Monroe County

Our Community

Picture a county with miles of lakeshore, a central-city riverfront sprinkled with waterfalls, and a historic canal that flows through the heart of the small-town Americana. Now imagine that same city surrounded by glacier-carved lakes, one of the largest collections of cobblestone homes in the country, and world-class wine country. Our community provides residents with a world-class quality of life. We have the arts, sports and culture of a big city and the comfort of a small town.

  • Big city culture
  • Small town comforts
  • Excellent schools
  • Affordable cost of living
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