The year 2010 saw 36 new businesses come to downtown Rochester, for a net gain of 26 new businesses, dropping the retail vacancy rate to a mere 3 percent, says Kristi Trevarrow, executive director of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority.
“We’re pretty proud of that,” Trevarrow says.
Recruitment efforts, incentives and other projects that make downtown more appealing, including bike racks used by downtown workers, are part of the DDA strategy to pump up downtown.
Source: Kristi Trevarrow, executive director, Rochester Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Kim North Shine