Rochester: Reducing Regulatory Burden for Local Small Businesses

The city of Rochester is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.

The city of Rochester is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

You can help select this year's City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities' pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

What is Rochester proposing?

The city of Rochester proposes an effort to reduce the regulatory burden for local small businesses, particularly Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises. The goal is to improve access to business capital support, and enhance local procurement policies and processes to support underrepresented entrepreneurs—helping them navigate local, state, and federal regulations, and take advantage of available business technical assistance.


For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.

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