THINK MONROE FOR BUSINESS.
KNOW MONROE FOR COMMUNITY.

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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4,685 Direct jobs to be created*
$1.19bil Capital investment*
136 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

  • Vargas Associates Inc.

    Vargas Associates, Inc., a facilities project management company, is proposing an expansion at their current location on Humboldt St in the City of Rochester, leasing an additional 1,700 square feet. The company will renovate a total of 4,600 square feet to reconfigure work areas to allow for additional staff, create an open concept, upgrade lighting to LED fixtures, add a restroom, as well as, purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment. The $585,370 project will impact 13 full-time jobs and is projected to create four full-time jobs over the next three years.

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  • 390 East CBM, LLC

    390 East CBM LLC, (390 East) a real estate holding company, will redevelop the current East Ave Inn which was constructed in 1957, at the corner of East Ave. and Alexander Street.  The project will be to construct a 125 room Courtyard by Marriott on 2.47 acres of land in the City of Rochester. The project will include 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting rooms, a business center, a restaurant area, as well as other amenities.  Underground and surface parking areas will be available for approximately 160 cars. The project qualifies as it is in/contiguous to a distressed census tract. There is a PILOT on the property which will be terminated. The project will impact 18 FTEs and create an additional 18 FTEs.

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  • 1050 John Street LLC

    1050 John Street LLC, a real estate holding company, will construct a 30,000 square foot facility on 3.9 acres in the Town of Henrietta.  The building will be the new Rochester office location for Viavi Solutions Inc. (Viavi). In October 2018, Viavi acquired RPC Photonics (RPC). Viavi produces high-performance thin film optical coatings. The RPC Division manufacturers optical components used for 3D sensing and other related applications.  Viavi has a growth opportunity with RPC’s proprietary solutions. The applicant received approval for the JobsPlus property tax abatement, and sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions on purchases of the construction of the new building.  The company will create 5 new Full-Time Employees over the next three years.

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