Monday, September 22, 2008

Rochester ready to say hello to Hollywood

By Annette Kingsbury • Eccentric Staff Writer • September 19, 2008

People who live in greater Rochester know what a scenic place it is with its rivers, trails, bluffs and historic buildings.

But film producers who have recently begun looking seriously at Michigan for locations, thanks to generous tax incentives, had no way of knowing — until now.

Last week, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills unveiled a new Web site — — that is their attempt to lure the film industry to town. Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino said combining their efforts made all kinds of sense.

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