Monroe County is rich with cutting-edge technology, some of the nation’s top higher education institutions, and diverse neighborhoods. Our community including the bustling City of Rochester and 19 quiet suburbs is thriving now more than ever. Imagine Monroe attracts economically sound commerce to Monroe County with the goal to improve the quality of life for the residents here. This is where we work–and where we raise our families. Find out why businesses – small and large – choose to call Monroe County home.

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Ladderz Up

Training for the generation of tomorrow.

Monroe County is leading the charge to train our local workforce with the new LadderzUp program. This collaborative workforce development effort is designed to serve Monroe County residents by offering educational and training opportunities aligned with current and future job openings, while providing local employers access to employee training and a pool of newly skilled workers seeking a career.


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The Entrepreneurs Network

The Entrepreneurs Network – TEN – is for startups who are commercializing scientific breakthroughs and new technologies, and for small businesses who can scale by tapping new markets or expanding their product portfolios. TEN members do better: winning government grants and contracts, increasing revenues by retooling sales & marketing strategy, and securing equity financing or traditional sources.

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Incentives and Programs

Imagine Monroe offers assistance for for-profit companies located throughout Monroe County including the City of Rochester in the state of New York. Assistance is available for acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, research and recreational facilities.

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Room to Grow

Compared to other major metropolitan areas and against national averages, businesses in the Greater Rochester, NY region benefit from a highly competitive commercial real estate market. The region’s outstanding infrastructure supports the diverse real estate available to service providers and manufacturers of all sizes. Monroe County offers the space to grow and expand businesses, supported by a highly skilled workforce and a community with an exceptional quality of life.

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4,337 Direct jobs to be created*
$868mil Capital investment*
115 Approved projects*

How We Help

Imagine Monroe exists to promote, encourage, attract and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce throughout Monroe County. This is accomplished by providing a range of incentives delivered with exemplary customer service. Businesses throughout Monroe County have benefited from these programs for more than four decades, and the Imagine Monroe staff is committed to matching the specific needs of companies with the appropriate programs.

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Featured Projects

  • SPS Medical Supply Corp.

    SPS Medical Supply Corp. (SPS) is a manufacturer of biological indicators, chemical indicators and other products used to monitor sterilization of medical equipment.

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  • Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

    Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, (Woods) is a law firm with a national client headquartered in Monroe County with additional offices in Buffalo and Phoenix, AZ. The firm employs 275 locally.

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  • Butler/Till Media Services Inc

    Butler/Till Media Services Inc. (B/T) is a full-service media planning and buying agency founded in 1998 by Sue Butler and Tracy Till. B/T relocated to Eagles Landing Business Park in the Town of Henrietta in 2010 and occupies over 22,000 square feet.

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