Journalist James Fallows recently toured America in a single-engine plane. One of the results of the trip is a list titled, "11 Signs a City Will Succeed." The article is sparking conversation about whether Rochester fits the definition of a city that will succeed.
So, what are the criteria? The list includes, "You can pick out who makes the town go," "They have a downtown," "People know the civic story," and "They have craft breweries." Yes, that last one is serious.
Our panel debates how Rochester fares, based on the criteria. Our guests:
- Paul Leone, executive director, New York State Brewers Association
- Joe McBane, owner, Tap and Mallet
- Michael Philipson, co-founder and CCO, Greentopia
- M. André Primus, founder and director, RocShare