A new business competition aims to spur the growth of retail in downtown Rochester.
Organizers announced details of the "Race for the Space" contest this morning.
The plan gives applicants the opportunity to work with coaches and industry experts on a business plan, which they will pitch to a panel of judges.
The winner will get five thousand square feet of retail space at 127 East Avenue downtown, rent-free for a year.
The contest was developed by the team that formed the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.