The Flower City is certainly no stranger to the worldwide growth of technology-driven projects, or the jobs and money that come with them. In October 2012, a Rochester-based project undertaken by the University of Rochester, NYSTAR, and High Tech Rochester, Inc. received $1.9 million to develop a regional optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator. The funding was secured by the combined efforts of New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer.
Rochester's tech industry received another much-needed boost last week, when $1.5 million and $2 million, respectively, were awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Pittsford-based magnet producer Arnold Magnetic Technologies. The latter will use the funding to install upgraded technologies in its currently-existing plants and to build a new manufacturing center in the Eastman Business Park. The funds were awarded by the Regional Economic Development Council to the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council; the FLDC then dolled out the money as it felt appropriate.
It's a great time to be a tech company in Rochester, a fact Hubshout, LLC, a local web marketing company, is well aware of. The firm began in Arlington, VA in 2008 but after rapid growth, moved its offices to Falls Church, VA shortly thereafter. In 2009, Hubshout expanded again, opening an office on Rochester's Sager Drive, an area only a few blocks from the popular Park Avenue neighborhood. It was from this point that the web-focused marketing firm started to see the fruits of its labor.
In the three years since the company opened its office in the Flower City, it's seen sales growth of 648%, earning it a place on Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in September 2013. Only a month later, Top Seos awarded the high-flying SEO-reselling firm second place on its list of best search engine optimization consultants. With a rapidly expanding staff of talented writers, marketing professionals, and other up-and-coming tech professionals, it looks like Hubshout can look forward to more success in the near future.