Rochester Economic Development has an amazing staff ready to help you with your site selection and business needs.
Karen Pollard, CEcD
Economic Development Manager
Diversity is key and shows in Karen’s projects: construction & launch of a joint composite manufacturing facility for aerospace firms Safran Engineered Composites & Albany International; regional shopping centers by the Wilder Company and Waterstone Retail; & establishment of a 925-acre tax increment financing (TIF) district to incentivize commercial growth.
Economic Development Specialist
With fifteen years experience as a real estate agent and investment representative with Keller Williams Coastal Realty, Marsh Realtors & Fidelity Investments, Jenn brings a wealth on site selection experience. Jennifer holds a degree in International Finance and Business from American University in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Murphy Aubin
She manages the marketing and communications project for the office, including design, website/social media and special events. She has over 10 years in the economic development field working with small businesses; her experience includes project management work in strategic planning, finance and fundraising. Jennifer holds a degree in English from University of New Hampshire (UNH) and recently graduated from the Economic Development Academy at UNH.
Community Development Coordinator & Grants Manager
Julian manages the City of Rochester’s Community Development Block Grant, federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. His recent grants include awards from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, & Land & Community Heritage Investment Program. He holds a degree from William & Mary Law School.