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Bob Duffy, President and CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Named to 2023 City & State NY’s Economic Development Power 100

December 18, 2023

In a testament to his ongoing commitment to economic development and regional growth, Bob Duffy, President and CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, has once again been named to the prestigious City & State NY's Economic Development Power 100. Climbing ten spots from last year, Duffy now holds the #21 position in recognition of his dynamic leadership and transformative efforts in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region.

As the former Rochester Mayor and New York State Lieutenant Governor, Duffy has played a pivotal role in igniting a new era of excitement and growth for Upstate NY. His visionary leadership at Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce positions him as a driving force in the area's economic development, advocating for businesses of all sizes and fostering collaboration to propel growth. Greater Rochester Chamber's commitment to talent strategy ensures that local businesses have access to a skilled workforce, while championing efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity within the business community.

In October, the federal government designated Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo as a new tech corridor—a success owed in part to Bob Duffy's advocacy and influence. In addition to tackling public safety for our region, he has been tasked by Governor Kathy Hochul to oversee the construction of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.

"Thank you to City & State NY for the honor of being recognized among the 2023 City & State NY’s Economic Development Power 100. Relationships are key, and economic development in our region is truly a team effort with our elected officials, business leaders, and economic development partners. Our recent federal tech hub designation is just one more example of a region on the move. At Greater Rochester Chamber, we look forward to continuing to drive economic development, foster inclusivity, and create a thriving business environment for the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region."

Bob Duffy, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

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