Business Support

Whether you’ve got a great business idea or you’ve been in business for years – and everything in between – the City of Rochester provides a variety of support services to help you reach your goals: 

  • NEW! ​ The Revitalize Rochester Fund – ​The Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) has opened up an application process for potential entrepreneurs to join a partnership to expand business opportunities in the city’s Commercial Corridors through the $13 million Revitalize Rochester Fund (RRF). The RRF will provide grants and loans to entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand businesses in targeted city commercial corridors.

    • REDCO will award financing to entrepreneurs who present a viable model to establish a business in a city commercial corridor that is struggling with poverty and disinvestment. In addition to financing for working capital, the fund will provide emerging entrepreneurs with consultation services and the latest analysis of market conditions in particular neighborhoods.

    • To learn more about the Revitalize Rochester Fund or to apply for a grant, call 585-428-6579 or click here

  • The Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building – dedicated to coaching businesses across the life cycle stages (start-ups, established businesses, retiring businesses, etc.) while facilitating business eco-systems

  • The Business Development Division – a great resource for grants, loans, and technical assistance. 

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