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City of Rochester

Department of Neighborhood & Business Development

Message from the CommissionerDr. Delmonize A. Smith, NBD Commissioner

We are experiencing unprecedented levels of new economic development in our City. The resurgence of downtown has created ample reason to be optimistic about Rochester’s future.

We also have a unique opportunity to increase the economic landscape and improve the quality of life within our neighborhoods. Successfully capitalizing these opportunities requires innovative approaches that leverage our resources to benefit as many of our residents and businesses as possible.  

If there ever was a time to contribute to the vitality of Rochester, that time is now. I encourage you to invest in our City’s future – be it your time, talent, or treasure – and help us make Rochester one of the best mid-sized cities to live, work, and play.

                                                                                         Dr. Delmonize A. Smith
                                                                                         NBD Commissioner

About Neighborhood and Business Development

The Neighborhood and Business Development Department’s goal is to provide safe, healthy neighborhoods, create thriving commercial corridors, increase economic vitality in underserved areas, assist and develop industry, and create jobs for its citizens. We use a team-oriented approach with our residents, investors and community partners to solve problems, address quality of life concerns, support our businesses and enhance our neighborhoods through helpful and courteous customer service.  

Additional Information

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Commissioner's Office at (585) 428-6883.

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