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Rochester's Downtown
Innovation Zone Is
  • emerging

In Rochester we’re re-imagining a downtown that respects our entrepreneurial roots while building a 21st century innovation environment. This is about the impact of a place on a state of mind. Places have the potential to generate, sharpen and accelerate the advancement of ideas. Innovation takes place today where people come together – and it’s already happening in downtown Rochester.

Rochester Downtown Innovation Zonemap


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The regional growth pattern of the past century in the U.S. is beginning to reverse. We want to re-use, re-adapt and re-build. People and companies are rethinking the benefits of a denser, more vibrant community,and downtowns are at the center of this. Start your business downtown and have walkable places to take clients to lunch, be justa jump away from your lawyer or accountant, and be close to forward thinking companies like yours.

Downtown Innovation Zone resources include:

  • Non-traditional office space options
  • Start Up NY information
  • RIT Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Loft Living options
  • Investment Map showing downtown development in the pipeline
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