A Foundation for Growth | ROC2025

A FOUNDATION FOR GROWTH

ROC2025 is a powerful new alliance of economic development organizations dedicated to making Rochester, New York one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing regional economies in the U.S.

WE'RE ON A MISSION


TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN GREATER ROCHESTER

To create new jobs, increase regional wealth, raise regional GDP and enhance opportunity. To invest in a world-class economic development ecosystem where incumbent businesses are thriving, new firms are locating, and the world's best talent is choosing to live.

Through ROC2025, we're dedicating significantly more resources to growth. Enhancing the reach and impact of current efforts, furthering our work to expand the regional economy, and competing more effectively for jobs and investment. Learn More About Our Strategy

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

30,000
net new jobs in the region

20%
increase in regional wealth

20,000
residents lifted out of poverty

10%
increase in metropolitan GDP


WHY ROCHESTER

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN OUR ECONOMY

We have a historically high job base. We’re home to Fortune 1000 pacesetters, iconic brands, and firms on Inc. 5000’s list of the nation’s fastest-growing.

  • We rank #1 in the nation for patents per 1,000 workers.
  • We boast one of the top-20 most vibrant arts communities in the U.S.
  • We confer more STEM degrees per capita than any other major metro.
  • We graduate 19,000 college students annually.
  • And our cost of living and quality of life are enormous competitive advantages.

ROC2025's FOCUS

ACCELERATING ROCHESTER'S GROWTH

Together we're investing in a world-class 21st century economic development ecosystem by increasing our competitive capacity, coordinating our work, and launching the nation's boldest and most engaging regional brand.