Congratulations on your outstanding performance. We extend a special thank you to the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce for teaming with KPMG for the past 34 years. We look forward to honoring area companies that make significant contributions to the Rochester community for many years to come.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Region’s Core jay green kpmg llp
lthough we celebrate the 2020 Rochester Chamber Top 100 differently this year, the achievements of these companies are no less impressive. The most recent year in the measurement period for these results was the 2019 calendar year which was not impacted by the pandemic and other disrupting forces in the market. In analyzing the data, we noted relatively flat total revenue for the most recent fiscal year of the 2020 Top 100 as compared to 2019, but with more than twenty new companies in the cohort that metric doesn’t tell the full story of the growth, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the region. We also saw a return to more balance by industry amongst the top 10. Last year 5 of the top 6 companies were in the construction industry, while this year every industry category had at least one representative in the top 11 and none had more than three. The number of companies founded before 1970 (13) was comparable to the number of companies founded since 2011 (12), at once showing the resilience and enterprise of our dynamic community. Finally, one of the best Top 100 metrics we look at each year to gauge how companies in the Greater Rochester area feel about their success is “total nominations received”. Given the nomination process occurred in the spring at the height of the pandemic, it is remarkable that we saw only a minor dip from the prior year. To be sure, the competition to make the Top 100 list increases every year as a result of the tremendous spirit in our region.
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