Remote workers that move to the Greater Rochester region are eligible for up to $19,000 in grants, including up to $10,000 in relocation reimbursement and up to $9,000 in homebuyer incentives! Located at the confluence of Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal, and the Finger Lakes, Greater Rochester spans nine counties, more than a million people, and New York State’s fourth-largest city. With big city assets and small-town connectivity, Greater Rochester has it all. Close to major markets without the major market expense, the region boasts real estate costs well below major metros and one of the nation’s shortest commutes. And as New York State’s fastest-growing midsized metro in 2021, it’s no wonder Rochester ranked #5 on Ownerly’s list of America’s Best Cities for Remote Workers. Greater Rochester is a foodie’s paradise, recognized as one of the country’s top cities for food, home to one of America’s leading wine regions, and one of the world’s top-10 beer destinations according to VinePair.com. Named one of America’s “Top Minor League Markets” by Sports Business Journal, Rochester boasts teams for every taste. And with more than 140 festivals each year – from the Rochester Lilac Festival into the Rochester International Jazz Fest, Fringe Fest, Finger Lakes Wine Festival, and ROC Holiday Village, you’re sure to stay busy. Still have energy? 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 National Museum of Play.
We make it dead simple to find out which offers you qualify for. The application process starts with a quick eligibility check, and we won't waste your time if it's not a good fit.
Must be a full-time remote worker
Must currently live 300+ miles from downtown Rochester
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to relocate to Greater Rochester within 6 months of program acceptance
Must be eligible to work in the United States
This community is participating in the MakeMyMove on-platform application process. Apply in a few minutes. You’ll receive a response to your application, and will have access to a team to help along the way.
Fill out our fast application form to share your information and why you’re interested in making a move.
Qualifying applicants will receive an introduction to the local sponsors of the program who will answer your questions, and help you decide if the community is the right fit.
Once you’ve been selected, we’ll confirm your eligibility for the program and facilitate a formal incentive offer from the community.
Accept the offer to reserve your spot, and let us know when you arrive to receive the incentive.