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About Rochester EDC

Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire. It is the largest city in the seacoast region and fourth-largest city in the state. Rochester is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the Seacoast. Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. Family values, strong work ethic, and lasting community spirit sustain the pride among residents and businesses in Rochester.



The City of Rochester is one of the fastest-growing retail and entertainment destinations in the Seacoast region. With strong manufacturing history, Rochester is home to leading technology sectors with thriving advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and composites firms. An educational center, Rochester has invested in and worked with local colleges and other academic community partners to provide award-winning, state-of-the-art specialized training facilities to support the demand for a highly trained workforce.  The city’s commitment to economic development has spurred major growth of manufacturing and high-tech companies, retail, and the ongoing revitalization of the historic downtown district. Rochester continues to diversify, strengthen, and grow as business and industrial expansions attract new residents to the area.  For more information about the Rochester Economic Development Department, please visit our page on the Rochester website:  https://www.rochesternh.net/economic-development