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The Street has named Rochester one of 10 cities poised for greatness:

We know: How is Rochester even in the same league as London, New Orleans or even Austin?

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The city that’s been shrinking since the 1960s feels downright cozy in the treat-stocked aisles of a Wegmans supermarket, over a cheeseburger-and-mac-salad garbage plate at Nick Tahou’s or with a Genny Cream Ale and a rack of ribs at Dinosaur Barbecue. It’s shockingly stable, and that’s about the best any city can ask for in 2012.

– Kodak has created a new business structure, with units for consumer and commercial.

– Good luck trying to figure out how state senators are justifying a 63rd seat. The Albany Times Union takes a stab. My head is spinning.

– Cash mobs come to Rochester! (I predicted it was only a matter of time…)

Occupy Rochester is beginning a “three-day extravaganza.”

– It’s not clear if Abby Wambach or Marta will return to Women’s Professional Soccer this year, a blow for the league (and Rochester.)

3 Responses to Rochester: Poised for Greatness?

  1. Austin is somewhat comparable, IMHO. It is, foremost, a university town as is Rochester. They’re ahead of us with high tech industry but we continue to grow that sector of our economy. In a world where the city government of Detroit is debating just abandoning a large portion of the city, Rochester’s stability and slow growth does stand out.

  2. January 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm PJ Birkman responds:

    I’ve lived in many different cities and a few different countries. Rochester has a lot of potential, some great resources to build around, and has shown a lot of resilience. If our “leaders” could ever work together and if the residents of the larger community could ever get beyond city vs. suburb stupidity we could achieve so much.

  3. January 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm James Simons responds:

    These types of articles should always be taken with a grain of salt. Yes it is nice any time Rochester gets a bit of an ego boost in the national media, but it really amounts to nothing. Are companies moving offices and factories here like they are in Austin and other cities on this list? I’m glad Rochester didn’t sink very far during this recession, but that is mostly because it didn’t rise very high during the bubble. That being said, the region needs to continue to focus on positive signs of growth and try to eliminate some of the extreme poverty this area faces.

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