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Rochester got mixed results in the Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey.
The survey was conducted in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Thumbtack connects customers who need a job done, with contractors. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports educational and entrepreneurial projects with grant funding.
The key findings for Rochester, based on 40 responses, include:
- A grade of B for its overall friendliness to small business.
- The No. 1 spot for being most prepared in the country for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The area is also rated eighth for ease of obtaining health insurance.
- Rated fifth, with an A for ease of starting a small business, but rated as having the second worst zoning laws in the country, earning an F on that metric.
- With a B grade overall, Rochester was the friendliest city in New York state towards small businesses.