The welcome mat is out and the help wanted signs are up in Rochester. The city is experiencing a surge of job growth, with projections of 25,000 to 35,000 new openings over the next two decades in a variety of industries, led by health care, hospitality, construction and manufacturing. Much of this growth is being propelled by Destination Medical Center a $6.5-billion, 20-year economic initiative designed to transform Rochester into a global destination for health and wellness.
These new employees will discover that Rochester’s charms extend well beyond the 9-to-5 work week. This is also a terrific city to live in, regularly ranking in the top-10 of the annual Livability.com Top 100 Best Places to Live list (coming in at No. 9 this year).
Community leaders have been working to attract people from outside the market — whether it's workforce, corporations, businesses, researchers — to come to Rochester and be part of its atmosphere of innovation and collaboration.