Monroe County is rich with cutting-edge technology, some of the nation’s top higher education institutions, and diverse neighborhoods. Our community of bustling cities like Rochester and quiet suburbs like Webster 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.

In partnership with Monroe Community College, 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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3,541 Direct jobs to be created*
$589mil Capital investment*
79 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

  • American Packaging Corporation

    American Packaging Corporation (APC) is a flexible packaging converter that services the food, beverage, medical, personal care, agriculture and other specialty markets. APC currently has manufacturing plants in Wisconsin, Iowa and Rochester, and the Rochester plant serves as its headquarters.

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  • Clearwater Organic Farms, LLC

    Ridgeway Properties I, LLC, a local developer, is seeking incentives for construction of a facility for Clearwater Organic Farms, LLC (Clearwater). Clearwater, a new company which has been supported by the State of New York and other local partners, will utilize cutting edge hydroponic technology to produce fresh, locally grown, year round organic baby leaf greens to supply markets throughout New York State.

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  • OFD Foods, LLC

    OFD Foods, LLC (OFD), who is headquartered in Albany, Oregon, manufactures freeze dried products. OFD is proposing to construct a 42,000 square foot production facility in the Town of Henrietta to service their east coast and mid-west customers.

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