A resilient rental market

In many metros nationwide, the pandemic has forced landlords to drop their rents to retain and attract residential tenants. Not in Rochester.

Blessing or curse?

Amazon’s plan for 3 million square feet of new construction and more than 1,000 jobs in Gates looks like a big win for Monroe County. But is a mammoth fulfillment center a net gain for the local economy?

Rochester’s renewed fuel cell focus

Hyzon Motors, established here in 2020, plans to create 100 jobs at the former GM facility in Honeoye Falls. The news follows Plug Power’s decision to create an innovation center in Rochester.

Thriving in a difficult time

For small financial institutions in the Rochester region, 2020 was a surprisingly good year, with strong demand for residential mortgages and PPP loans to small businesses.

Will the economy rebound post-pandemic?

In a Rochester Beacon online event, economists Jed Kolko and Mark Zupan say much depends on the success of vaccination programs. The region’s wealth of colleges and universities could be engines of recovery.