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Bob Duffy recognized as key driver of NYS Economic Development

November 22, 2022

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy has been recognized by City & State NY as a key leader driving economic development in New York State on their 2022 Economic Development Power 100 list.


The Economic Development Power 100, published by the politics and policy magazine City & State, recognizes the most influential elected officials, business executives, policymakers, academics, advocates, and others who are creating jobs and improving the economic wellbeing of all New Yorkers.


As President and CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber, Duffy has focused on ensuring prosperity for Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, with a particular focus on talent retention and workforce development. Most recently, Duffy has led Greater Rochester Chamber’s talent strategy programs which include initiatives such as Greater ROC Remote, CampusROC, Veterans Connect, and more. Duffy is also recognized as a champion for advancing DEI efforts and working with elected leaders to advocate for businesses and business growth in the region.


Duffy said, “It is a true honor to be recognized on this list with so many great leaders in New York State economic development. The future is bright because of the work these individuals are doing to provide equitable development for businesses and talent. Thank you to City & State NY for including me on the 2022 Economic Development Power 100, and to my team at Greater Rochester Chamber for all of their hard work to drive our goals. I also want to recognize Assembly Member Harry Bronson and Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of Luminate Accelerator, for the great work they are doing in our region that earned them a spot on this list. This honor, along with our organization’s recent re-accreditation with five-star distinction from the U.S. Chamber, validates all of the hard work we put in day after day for businesses in our region and the people who live and work here.”


You can view the full 2022 Economic Development Power 100 on the City & State NY website and read Bob Duffy’s full bio on our website.


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