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Rochester's Unique Place in the Rustbelt Revival

With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.
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Americans are slowly but surely moving back to cities, even to so-called 'shrinking' cities. Consider the very existence of the new term: Rustbelt Chic. Rochester, New York, is a great example of this trend, but it remains unclear if it’s really in a position to respond in a way that grows the momentum.

Rochester, like Detroit, was once a flourishing diversified economy transformed into a company town by the growth and domination of one corporate entity.