Economic Development

Welcome to the Office of Economic Development.  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.


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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 highly trained workforce.


Come see what Rochester has to offer for businesses to succeed.  Our office is located at 33 Wakefield Street, Second Floor, in between the Fire Department and City Hall. 

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Karen Pollard Economic Development Manager (603) 335-7522
Jennifer Murphy Aubin Executive Secretary
Jenn Marsh Economic Development Specialist
Julian Long Community Development Coordinator / Grants Manager