Windstream announces employees will Occupy Rochester

The City of Rochester will now be providing grants to facilitate the development that will be the office space leased for Windstream employees. As I see it, we are taking tax dollars from one to give to another that provides competition to the original tax payer.

If the goal is to get employees to work in leased office space in downtown Rochester, as opposed to leased office space in Victor I am all for it. I would welcome many former co-workers to join me in working downtown. As an Earthlink employee I enjoy working in the HSBC building with a pending move to our new facility on Monroe and Alexander.

With all of the empty office space available downtown at this present moment I feel we should facilitate filling it, rather than giving away dollars to build a new, not fully leased, building. Rushing into anything at this point to appear as though we are doing something should be avoided. Common sense development should be the way forward to our much empty downtown. We only get one chance with it.

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One Response to Windstream announces employees will Occupy Rochester

  1. Chris Edes says:

    We only need to hand out taxpayer dollars, or give special tax breaks, because our taxes are too high for businesses to succeed. The problem is that government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, a function that properly belongs to the market. People are empowered to reward businesses that provide the best goods and services when we lower taxes across the board.

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