|Rochester is a thriving metropolitan area in the northwest region of New York, south of Lake Ontario. The third most populous city in New York state, Rochester was born as a milltown on the Genesee River, boosted to boomtown status with the opening of the Erie Canal, and brought to the pinnacle of modernity and innovation by its entrepreneurial patriarch George Eastman. Rochester provides a richness and diversity of life that’s hard to find outside of the country’s largest cities. Its lively “knowledge economy” draws its strength from Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Xerox, growing telecommunications, “biotech” and IT sectors and other technology-driven enterprises located here.|
The Greater Rochester region is a leading hotspot for Solar Energy Innovation, with a skilled workforce and more than a century of experience in materials, precision and advanced manufacturing. In 2010 the city participated in the national Green Buildings Tour, which features a number of solar-powered residential homes throughout the local community. World-class research facilities at Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester support local innovation across all Energy Innovation sectors. RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability conducts research related to sustainable product design, life-cycle engineering, clean production,
renewable energy systems, and remanufacturing and pollution prevention.
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