Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building (City of Rochester)

The mission of the Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB) is to facilitate cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profits, the private sector, anchor institutions, and the community, with the goal of advancing community wealth building policies, programs, initiatives, and systems throughout the Rochester community. The Office works to foster economic equity by serving the diverse needs of residents and small businesses in a culturally congruent and sustainable way.

About

The mission of the Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB) is to facilitate cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profits, the private sector, anchor institutions, and the community, with the goal of advancing community wealth building policies, programs, initiatives, and systems throughout the Rochester community. The Office works to foster economic equity by serving the diverse needs of residents and small businesses in a culturally congruent and sustainable way.

What is Community Wealth Building?

Community Wealth Building is an intentionally inclusive process of collaboration among a broad array of stakeholders. Its goals are to foster financial empowerment and access that inspires equitable and inclusive economic and community development. Its priorities include the democratic ownership of assets, and opportunities to build intergenerational wealth within historically disenfranchised communities. Community wealth building is a comprehensive framework that transpires across individual, family, group, institutional, and regional levels.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship and Co-op Programs
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Dr. Lomax R. Campbell
Address
30 Church Street
Room 221B
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone
(585) 429-0268