Thank you for your interest in Greater ROC Remote and to everyone who has applied to date. Our program capacity for 2023 has been reached and applications are currently closed. Applications for moves between January and June 2024 will resume on October 1, 2023 through November 30th, 2023. We appreciate your interest and look forward to considering your applications then.
We’re looking for the best and brightest remote workers. The doers. The creators. The game changers. The explorers. Move to Greater Rochester, NY – the nation’s 5th-ranked city for remote workers, a top-ranked metro for future growth, home to a top-20 quality of life and the country’s #2 best wine region – and earn more than $10k in grants and incentives!
best place to live in the Northeast post-COVID
top metro in US for future growth
best business climate for growth potential, talent pipeline, quality of life and affordability
best places for career opportunities in 2021
STEM degrees per capita
among potential tech-hub growth centers
most neighborly city in the US
wineries, breweries and distilleries
most philanthropically generous cities
best wine region in the US
in density of enrolled college students among major metros
Recognized by Sports Business Journal as one of America’s “Top Minor League Markets,” Greater Rochester boasts teams of all kinds. From the Red Wings (Triple-A East) and Americans (AHL), to the Lancers (NPSL), Lady Lancers (UWSL) and the new RNY FC (A-League Soccer), we’ve got a team for every taste!
Greater Rochester is a foodie’s paradise. Recognized as one of the top cities for food in the country, we are home to one of the nation’s leading wine regions and have been named a top-10 beer destination IN THE WORLD. From Michelin Star-rated restaurants to the world famous “Garbage Plate,” your palate will thank you!
With big city assets and small town connectivity, Greater Rochester has it all. Close to major markets without the major market expense, we boast real estate costs 49% below major metros and one of the nation's easiest commutes. And as the fastest-growing midsized metro in New York State in 2021, no wonder we were ranked #5 on the list of America's best cities for remote workers!
Greater Rochester hosts more than 140 festivals each year, including nearly every weekend from May to October. From the Rochester Lilac Festival in Olmsted-designed Highland Park, to the Rochester International Jazz Fest, Fringe Fest, Naples Grape Fest, Finger Lakes Wine Festival, and ROC Holiday Village, not to mention arts and food fests galore, you're sure to stay busy! Visit the Rochester Public Market, tour the Memorial Art Gallery, take in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and let your inner kid run wild at the Strong Museum of Play.