Rochester Senator Joe Robach joined his colleagues from the City of Rochester this week to help the Rochester Institute of Technology unveil plans for their new Center for Urban Entrepreneurship. RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship will be moving into the old Rochester Savings Bank building located at 40 Franklin St. in the heart of downtown near the Liberty Pole. RIT expects to open the center in the Fall of 2013 after spending over one million dollars on capital improvements and refurbishments along with between two and four million dollars to be spent to customize the space for program needs. The Rochester Institute of Technology plans to have students and alumni with organizations in the community and with businesses located downtown in support of both economic and community development. By working with the community at large, RIT hopes that many groups will join in efforts with various ideas, partnership opportunities and access to financial resources. Senator Robach hopes that RIT’s new Center for Urban Entrepreneurship will help to make a measurable impact not only in the lives of RIT students but in the Rochester community as a whole.
Senator Robach of Rochester has a long tradition of standing up for and supporting the Rochester Institute of Technology. Recently, Senator Robach joined the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the RIT College of Applied Science and Technology as they celebrated their 40th Anniversary. Senator Robach has also been a long time support of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Senator has always maintained his friendship with the Rochester Institute of Technology.