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Business & Industry
The Town of Greece is home to thousands of local businesses in the service, retail, manufacturing and professional sectors. In Greece you will find everything from Fortune 500 companies to successful family-owned and operated businesses that help keep our local economy stable despite national challenges. The Town has a business-friendly attitude that recognizes the importance of planned business development to the local economy and future prosperity of New York State.
Greece is conveniently located on the Northwest side of Monroe County. Interstate 390 runs north/south and provides easy access to the rest of the area including the New York State Thruway (I-90) and the Lake Ontario State Parkway. State Route 104, the main commercial corridor in Town, is a newly reconstructed six-lane highway that sees over 40,000 vehicles travel on it daily. The Monroe County International Airport is just minutes away traveling south on 390, making it easily accessible for visitors. Rail connections are at the eastern border. Despite the large size both geographically and demographically, Greece remains an easy Town to travel through with a well maintained flow of traffic through both the commercial and residential areas.
World Class Manufacturing
Home to part of the world famous Kodak Park – now called Eastman Business Park – Greece has long been recognized for the diverse manufacturing that is housed here. The Canal Ponds Business Park is home to well-recognized companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Performance Technologies and the printing press for the Democrat and Chronicle. The Eastman Business Park has over 10 million square feet of manufacturing and office space along with access to affordable utility rates and excellent transportation access. LiDestri Food and Beverage is located on Lee Road and is a premier manufacturer of sauces, dips and salsas in the United States. Work done in Greece at places such as Flower City Printing is sent all over the world making Greece an ideal place for manufacturing.
Service, Retail & Professional
West Ridge Road (Route 104) has long been the main commercial artery running through town. It serves as one of the most important retail centers in all of Monroe County and is continually being expanded. The Mall at Greece Ridge provides the heart of the corridor with over 1.6 million square feet of retail space and home to major retailers such as Macy’s, Barnes & Noble and Target. Major shopping plazas such as Stone Ridge, Ridgemont and Elm Ridge line the road and offer a variety of shopping options. A number of car dealerships can be found along West Ridge Road that include: Bob Johnson Chevrolet, DOAN, Fuccillo Hyundai of Greece, NY, Ideal Nissan, and Ralph Honda to mention a few. Wegmans, Rochester’s hometown grocery supercenter boasts four stores in the Town of Greece serving almost 100,000 residents. Other major commercial areas in Greece include Long Pond Road, Mt. Read Boulevard and Dewey Avenue.
Though Greece has a good selection of national brands located in town, there are also countless small businesses located here ready to serve your needs. Locally owned retail establishments such as Pet$aver Superstore, Solutions Studio & Spa and The Laser Spa provide top notch service and selection to their customers. The Dewey Avenue corridor is home to many locally-owned small businesses in the retail, service and professional sectors.
Greece also has a strong service and professional business community. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and financial planners are just a few examples of the professional business community located in Greece. The health care industry is particularly important to our town since we are home to the Unity Health System. The Social Security office on West Ridge Road is located right near Kohls. On the South side of Ridge Road West, across from Stone Ridge Plaza is a US Army Recruiting office.
Though Greece has enjoyed strong growth for many years, there are still many development opportunities in the Town. Residential development is growing in the northwest section of the Town. The commercial corridor on Route 104 is continuing to expand westward with two large developments currently being proposed. Eastman and Canal Ponds Business Parks both offer excellent locations for manufacturing and office space. There is also land along the historic Erie Canal on the southern border of Greece that is available for mixed use development. With its strong population and high traffic counts Greece will remain a strong draw for businesses for many years.
Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region, the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce has more than 800 members, making it the largest suburban Chamber in Monroe County. This regional business association in Rochester, NY was founded in 1984 and offers networking, marketing and advertising opportunities; insurance; expertise and consultation; events; travel; advocacy; discounts;; resources. For more information about the Chamber or local development opportunities contact them at 585-227-7272.