New York City isn’t the only important part of the state. A Rochester area code can also help you reach new audiences there, so call Nextiva to get started with area code 585 today!
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Rochester is the 3rd biggest city in New York after NYC and Buffalo and has an estimated population of 209,000 people. The city is in the western part of the state and covers 37 square miles along the shore of Lake Ontario. Area code 585 is located in Monroe County, but also includes Allegheny, Monroe, Ontario, Yates and five more counties as well. The Rochester area code sits 76 miles from Buffalo, 272 miles from Toronto, Canada, and 373 miles from New York City.
Rochester was founded in 1788 by Puritans after the Revolutionary War and was incorporated in 1834. The city is widely regarded as America’s first “boomtown” because they experienced a major population surge in a short amount of time. The first big industry in the area was manufacturing flour, but it soon expanded as Eastman Kodak was founded and the University of Rochester was built.
By 1870 Rochester had a population of over 60,000 people and a diverse range of jobs for residents in the city. Now, it sits comfortably as the third-largest regional economy in New York state.
The Rochester area code is home to one Fortune 1000 company. Paychex, a payroll, human resources and benefits business, was ranked #713 on the 2017 list. Some other big names in the city are Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, and Carestream Health. The five largest employers in area code 585 are The University of Rochester, with almost 30,000 employees, Rochester Regional Health, Wegmans Food Markets, Paychex, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Rochester Biz reports that some of the key industries in the city are advanced manufacturing, energy innovation, food and beverage manufacturing, life sciences, software and IT and optics, photonics, and imaging. The same publication went on to state that the city has “an abundance of talent, powering incredible innovations such as cancer-preventing vaccines, fuel-cell prototypes and the technology supporting missions to Mars.”
The unemployment rate in the Rochester area code is 6%, which is slightly higher than the US average of 5.2%. The top three professions for Rochester residents are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and educational services, and the city is expecting future job growth of 35% over the next decade. However, only 8% of the population is making over $100,000 per year, so the average household income in area code 585 is $31,000. This is significantly lower than the national average of $53,000 per year.
In 2012 the Kiplinger publication ranked Rochester #5 on their list of best cities in the US to raise a family. Additionally, Rochester was chosen as one of “The Best Places to Retire in 2015” and “Top 10 Places to Raise a Family” in 2013 by Forbes. Some of the most popular annual events in area code 585 are the New York State Festival of Balloons, the Gateway Music Festival, and the Holland Tulip Festival.
If your business is ready to expand in New York, consider a Rochester area code from Nextiva digital phone services. The VoIP system requires zero extra equipment, so you can get started today. Then, answer calls to the local area code from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer anywhere in the world.
Nestiva digital phone systems let you run your business better. Every package includes powerful standard PBX features to help you serve your customers, like call recording, voicemail to email services, and conference call capabilities. Your Rochester area code will also come with the Nextiva Auto Attendant software, which eliminates the need for a receptionist while efficiently getting your callers to the right extension, every time. If that’s not enough, you can also explore add-on features like Nextiva Analytics for a more in-depth understanding of your customer base.
Another reason to choose Nextiva for area code 585 is the NextOS software. This system keeps you organized and in control no matter where in the world you’re working from by letting you access all of your callers, users, billing and features in one place.
Then, when you’re ready to grow, take advantage of the flexible upgrade system. With Nextiva your business will never be locked into one single package or growth trajectory. Instead, you can start with a Rochester area code and expand across the country while only buying the area codes you want, when you want them. Plus, the affordable pricing means growth is possible for businesses with any budget, and the “no hidden fees’ guarantee ensures you’ll never pay any extra charges.
Finally, rest easy knowing that Nextiva has your back and will keep your Rochester area code up and running no matter what. You can call the 100% in-house customer service department seven-days a week with any questions you have, and the team will walk you through the troubleshooting every step of the way until the issue is resolved to your satisfaction.
Area code 585 is a great choice for any business ready to tap into a new market in New York. Purchase a Rochester area code with Nextiva and transform your company’s growth with the complete VoIP package. You’ll get extra PBX features, easy-to-access software systems, flexible upgrade options, affordable pricing, responsive customer service, and more.
It’s time to turn your dream into a reality with Nextiva. Reach a new audience without hiring a new team or opening a new location. Instead, grow risk-free at your own rate with Nextiva by your side. Just call now to purchase area code 585 and start expanding in Rochester today!
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