Profiles of Kodak’s progeny

More than 7,000 Rochester-area residents currently work for independent firms with a Kodak connection. Their stories demonstrate the variety of ways a successful employer can influence the business environment.

An enduring legacy

Kodak’s employment has plunged from its 1982 peak of 60,400 to about 1,300. Yet that employment number vastly understates Kodak’s contribution to the local economy today.

Xerox makes bid for HP

Palo Alto-based HP confirmed it has received an offer from the much-smaller Xerox, which reportedly offered to pay a premium over HP’s current share price.

The debate over corporate purpose

A recent Business Roundtable statement broke with decades of corporate doctrine whose roots, in part, extend to Rochester. But is it really a departure from how most companies actually are run?

How Rochester’s urban revival ranks

In many U.S. regions, good-paying jobs and college-educated people are returning to cities, reversing suburban flight. New research by urban studies expert Richard Florida offers the opportunity to benchmark Rochester against the nation’s largest cities.

A serious flaw in Rochester 2034

One goal of the new draft comprehensive plan is to make neighborhoods more vibrant by increased residential density. But unless parking requirements are maintained, this would drive out higher-income residents who can afford the oversize 19th century homes that lend character to center city.

Rochester and the ‘superstar’ cities

A highly educated workforce and other assets have helped our region in its transition to a knowledge-based economy. But at the same time, are Rochester and other midsize metropolitan areas falling farther behind tech powerhouses like Boston, New York City and San Francisco?

The way forward for upstate businesses

Deindustrialization left our region with a rich and storied history, but no clear path to the future. Now, the founders of globally competitive local companies are showing how to leverage the research and talent that sets upstate apart.