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Old 04-15-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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According to the economist in this article, yes: Rochester could be location for national high-tech hub, economist argues | Innovation Trail
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Absolutely, the only problems being high taxes and our "leaders" aren't leaders at all. Simply managers.


What does Rochester have?


Although not as well identified as our neighbors, people who know, know Rochester as a high tech city. Rochester is better known internationally where football doesn't dominate. A legacy of precision manufacturing. One of the largest producers of patents, due to the vast amount of Research Facilities in the region. 18 local colleges and universities. Creative and artsy, 2 things that add to new innovations. Lots of start ups. International Airport. 80,000 college students. Downtown is a perfect Live, Work and Play area and is rapidly filling up with new companies. Cost of living. Largest Medical Center in upstate. UB and SU close by. Plenty of space to grow. Much more. Please chime in.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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Absolutely, the only problems being high taxes and our "leaders" aren't leaders at all. Simply managers.


What does Rochester have?


Although not as well identified as our neighbors, people who know, know Rochester as a high tech city. Rochester is better known internationally where football doesn't dominate. A legacy of precision manufacturing. One of the largest producers of patents, due to the vast amount of Research Facilities in the region. 18 local colleges and universities. Creative and artsy, 2 things that add to new innovations. Lots of start ups. International Airport. 80,000 college students. Downtown is a perfect Live, Work and Play area and is rapidly filling up with new companies. Cost of living. Largest Medical Center in upstate. UB and SU close by. Plenty of space to grow. Much more. Please chime in.
I dare say that it isn’t necessarily the taxes, as many of the biggest tech hubs are in high tax and high cost of living areas. Leadership without the right of enough vision may be the bigger issue. I say that because there aren’t really any proposed adjustments made in order to offset the higher taxes or to invest in a way to be more inclusive(public education structure and programs come to mind). This can be said of other parts of the state as well.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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20 and even still 10 years ago successful (and I mean the ones where it works) "high tech" meant: R&D funded, R&D appreciated and understood so it has its place of things that make it to market, Manufacturing & production funded, manufacturing & production appreciated and understood so it has its place plus leads to better made products through test and quality.

Somehow the companies here in past weren't really the above and were on leading edge of reducing staff to make numbers look good in the short term, never-mind they sacrifice the future, they seem like they want short term as all important.

Also was R&D really understood here well in last 10 to 20 years? There are top universities to produce the R&D but hard to say yes to this for certain.

I have lived in other places once "high tech" hubs and about the same size as Rochester, where new venture companies started, funded engineers & scientists, but only a few who appreciated all the places for the R&D plus manufacturing made it. Then all those laid off managers at companies that failed somehow make it into the successful companies and what happens is many of the initially successful companies often die out too. All they want is less employees (particularly engineers and scientists), lots of organizational charts, more efficiency numbers, more managers (most people do not need any management at all to be honest) and other useless things. So it is hard anywhere in the US right now.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:54 PM
 
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