Someone shared this with me on Twitter. Rochester has the lowest % of native New Yorkers of any upstate city. Cheektowaga has the highest %. New, non-native residents = imported dollars and knowledge.
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"We were attracted to Rochester by the presence here of thoughtful, committed people who share a sense that attaching their lives to the fate of their community is not something to be done out of duty; it is something to be done as a means of personal fulfillment. Rochester holds out a set of civic possibilities for us. It gives us the opportunity not just to live in a place, but to work for that place. It's our hometown, and we'll be damned if we're going to let it go extinct."