a great place to live

Geneva isn’t just a great place to launch your business, it’s a great place to live. Named an All America City by the National Civic League for our downtown vibrancy, neighborhood revitalization and the collective impact of our residents, Geneva offers the perfect blend of big city amenities and small town charm.

a city for life-long learning

Home to three of the nation’s premiere college campuses, Cornell AgriTech, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Finger Lakes Community College, and the high performing Geneva City School District, we champion life-long learning and personal development.

…and so much more

Our pristine lakefront, thriving restaurants and popular arts and music scene provide endless opportunities for community connection and world-class entertainment.

Geneva Quick Facts

100+ food and beverage businesses call Geneva home

369 Woman-owned businesses

Geneva offers a competitive, moderately priced real estate market

<1 hour to Rochester, Syracuse or Ithaca by car

Multicultural community 

Collegetown central to Higher Education corridor

Looking for a place with a view?

Geneva has contributed to our success by providing abundance, access and affordable business investments. Abundance reflected in the local agricultural community and the grains, fruits and vegetables offered; access to the Cornell Food Venture Center and Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture driven by outstanding research and collaborative innovation; and an affordable option for start-ups and growing businesses seeking a balance of opportunity, community network, and being part of someplace special.

Greg Woodworth, Stony Brook Wholehearted Foods