Founded in 1915, CGR has been delivering expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors for a century. Originally, we were incorporated as the Rochester (NY) Bureau of Municipal Research, and were established by founder George Eastman with a mandate to “get things done for the community” we call home. Although our passion for delivering promising solutions has never changed, both the geographic area and clients we serve have broadened dramatically. Today we have a national reach and can be found working with a diverse range of agencies, organizations and communities.
In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
Clients engage us to help navigate their most challenging issues. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to give them access to the broadest and deepest knowledge on their specific issues.
Our team is smart, skilled, objective and data-driven. We grasp issues, details and nuances quickly. Our fidelity is to the facts and to ensuring our clients' understanding of them.
Our team is passionate. Once a client engages us, we're in all the way. We excel at rolling up our sleeves, tackling issues thoroughly, and meeting deadlines in a timely manner. From beginning to end, our dedicated professionals are committed to delivering solutions that can have lasting impact.
Our team is trusted. Our century-long history speaks to the trust clients have in us, the respect they have for our work, and the value-add we bring to their organizations and communities.
CGR maintains strategic partnerships with a network of highly-regarded professionals serving our Practice Areas. Working with our affiliates enables CGR to complement our in-house expertise with deep perspective and experience in specialty areas. In every engagement involving affiliates, our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality, cutting-edge counsel.
Our recent key strategic partners include: