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Rochester: Flour City to Photonics Capital

Rochester: Flour City to Photonics Capital

What started as the “Flour City” growing up on the banks of the Genesee River has – nearly two centuries later – become the photonics capital of the country. A federal announcement this summer named Rochester as one of the cities selected for a new Photonics Manufacturing Institute, a year after being designated a “Manufacturing Community” in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program.

This is great news for us locals.

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