Rochester’s affordability edge

Quality of life and other non-financial factors often get credit for retaining Rochester residents and drawing new ones. But what if money also is part of the equation? Is it possible the high-taxes narrative is only part of the story?

Why our Silicon Valley company chose Rochester

Our decision to expand outside San Francisco was primarily a financial one, but we also needed close proximity to world-class universities and the same type of innovative community that we’ve enjoyed as serial entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.

A different growth model

Rochester has a number of nonprofit business incubators designed to assist fledgling firms. Now, two for-profit businesses—Innovative Solutions and Envative—are getting into the game.

Is RMAPI misunderstood?

Since the high-profile launch of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative three years ago, its efforts have been dogged by misconceptions, Director Leonard Brock says. Can he change the narrative?

Union membership continues to plummet

The Current Population Survey conducted by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor shows unionization at 29 percent nationally and 36 percent in New York State as of 1964. By 2017, the national average had fallen to 11 percent and New York State to 24 percent.

Rochester: STEM City, USA (and Arts too!)

While few would dispute the importance of creating and attracting STEM graduates, some argue that solely measuring STEM degrees represents an incomplete way to take the measure of the growth and vibrancy of a city.