Economic Development and Grant Support

In partnership with local, regional, and statewide economic development agencies, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Economic Development and Grant Support serves as a confidential connector between businesses and the information, resources, and programs leading to company growth and expansion in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.

Members may contact Rochester Chamber Economic Development and Grant Specialist Claudia Burcke for more information relating to business retention and expansion, funding opportunities, incentives, innovation and entrepreneurship, and connection to national and international markets.

Each day, member needs are front and center for our team, and we listened. Business retention and expansion efforts focus on businesses that are already here and contributing to the region’s economic health. Our Economic Development and Grant Specialist uses a concierge, customer-centered approach to provide member companies with a single point of contact for business needs, and an entry point to a variety of resources regionally and throughout the state.

We believe that a healthy economy works together to create new jobs paying above the prevailing wage, increase the amount of wealth that comes here from outside the Greater Rochester region, and create greater capital investment in the community. Let us help simplify it for you.

Chamber members and prospective members with questions relating to economic development can contact Claudia Burcke at (585) 256-4652.