Center for Governmental Research
George Eastman, the visionary leader who created Eastman Kodak, founded a bureau of municipal research in Rochester NY in 1915 “to get things done for the community” and to serve as an “independent, non-partisan agency for keeping citizens informed.” Working from offices in Rochester and Albany, CGR has grown from a bureau focused on the needs of one city into an organization with far broader reach.
Today, CGR works to bring clarity to issues that affect the quality of life in communities. We work with government, business and nonprofit leaders who drive public policy action and organizational change. We inform and empower leaders by providing fact-based, objective research and analysis and by making recommendations that are achievable. Our clients value the quality of our work, our pragmatic approach and our commitment to remaining independent and non-partisan.