Press Releases

Governor Cuomo Announces Irish Firm Selects Rochester For U.S. Expansion February 17, 2017

Energy Storage Startup NEST iON Limited Selects Kodak's Energy Storage Hub at the Finger Lakes Eastman Business Park for New R&D FacilityInvestment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – Region's Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New OpportunitiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Ireland-based NEST iON Limited will…  read more →

Empire State Development Announces Support For New Battery Pilot Manufacturing Facility At Eastman Business Park January 18, 2017

Expanded facilities at EBP will support pilot manufacturing center partnership between Kodak and NY-BEST Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Eastman Kodak Company, in partnership with New York…  read more →

Governor Cuomo Announces AIM Photonics manufacturing facility to be located in Rochester's Eastman Business Park at ON Semiconductor December 14, 2016

For Immediate Release: 12/14/2016 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive ChamberAndrew M. Cuomo | Governor GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES AIM PHOTONICS MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO BE LOCATED IN ROCHESTER'S EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK AT ON SEMICONDUCTORIndependent Site Selection Process Saves Taxpayers at Least $10 MillionSelection Moves AIM Photonics Initiative Forward to Establish Finger Lakes…  read more →

New AIM Photonics TAP Facility to be Located at Kodak’s Eastman Business Park December 14, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y., December 14, 2016 – Today the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) named Eastman Business Park (EBP) as the new home of its Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) manufacturing facility. The decision secures Rochester’s position as a critical hub for photonics and part of a growing and thriving innovation zone. The site was selected in…  read more →

Kodak and Polaris Provide an Accelerated Path to Market For Energy Storage Companies October 20, 2016

ROCHESTER, NY (October 20, 2016) – Eastman Kodak and Polaris Battery Labs have announced a strategic alliance to provide a complete “go to market” support system for rechargeable battery developers and product OEMs.  Polaris works with early stage developers to optimize the performance of their materials and to produce samples for internal study, investors, and potential…  read more →

Columbia Care Announces Opening of Rochester Medical Marijuana Dispensary January 28, 2016

Columbia Care LLC, one of the nation's leading medical marijuana companies, announced today that its third dispensary in the State of New York, located at 200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, will open to qualifying patients on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The dispensary is the second Columbia Care facility to open at the Eastman Kodak Business Park, along with the cultivation, testing and…  read more →

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Named Upstate Revitalization Initiative Best Plan Awardee Region will receive $500 million over five years to implement URI plan; CFA Round V awards announced totaling $120.1 million for 134 projects December 11, 2015

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Named Upstate Revitalization Initiative Best Plan Awardee The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) was named an Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Best Plan Awardee for its new strategic plan, entitled “United for Success: Finger Lakes Forward." This means the region will receive $500 million over five years, in…  read more →

Kodak and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Announce New Collaboration June 9, 2015

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest science and energy laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, have entered into an agreement to increase national competitiveness in roll-to-roll manufacturing, thus accelerating commercialization and manufacturing of next generation battery and energy storage devices and materials.The agreement is intended…  read more →

Governor Cuomo Announces 140 new Jobs in Rochester as Lidestri Foods and G's Fresh Create Partnership April 28, 2015

For Immediate Release: 4/28/2015 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive ChamberLove Beets USA to be located at Eastman Business ParkGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced LiDestri Foods Inc. of Fairport and G’s Fresh Ltd. of the United Kingdom have partnered to form Love Beets USA, LLC, a $17 million Rochester-based joint manufacturing venture for the processing and packaging…  read more →

Federal EDA grant boosts technology innovation and product commercialization at Eastman Business Park April 13, 2015

Kodak partners with the national Innovation Accelerator FoundationROCHESTER, N.Y., Apr. 13, 2015 – With new funding from a federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of over $600,000, the Innovation Accelerator Foundation (IAF) and Kodak's Eastman Business Park (EBP) are partnering to accelerate the commercialization of technologies for products in the areas of energy and…  read more →

Eastman Business Park Bioscience Manufacturing Center Gets Boost from New York State December 11, 2014

Three companies located at Eastman Business Park also receive Empire State Development funds for Finger Lakes region projectsROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2014 – Funding was awarded today for the construction of a new facility at Kodak’s Eastman Business Park (EBP) to convert sugars made from renewable feedstocks into biochemicals, bioplastics and biofuels.New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…  read more →

Rep. Slaughter Secures Economic Development Grant to Fund Energy Innovation at Eastman Business Park December 8, 2014

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter Ranking Member, House Committee on Rules Representing New York’s 25th District MEDIA CONTACT Katie LaShomb (585)232-4850Slaughter Brought Federal Official to Rochester Last Year; Project to Leverage $50 million Worth of Manufacturing Tools to Grow EBP Tenants, Attract New CompaniesROCHESTER – Today, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) announced an Economic…  read more →

Microchip Announces Strategic Partnership With Xymox Technologies for Printed Multi-Touch Sensor Solutions October 23, 2014

Xymox’s Flexible Printed Sensors Combined With Microchip’s Low-Power Touch Electronics to Meet the Growing Demand for Low-Cost, Faster-Time-to-Market Human-Interface SolutionsCHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2014 [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Xymox…  read more →

George Eastman House receives digital laboratory from Eastman Kodak Company September 29, 2014

Lab facility allows Eastman House to enhance preservation and increase accessibility of its world-class motion picture collectionsGeorge Eastman House announced today that it will operate a digital laboratory as part of its Moving Image Department, thanks to Eastman Kodak Company’s donation of state-of-the-art digital equipment. The gift will enhance George Eastman House’s in-house…  read more →

Advanced Manufacturing in the Battery and Energy Storage Sector a Key to Continued Transformation of Eastman Business Park September 12, 2014

Innovation and Manufacturing Ecosystem Provides a Link to Commercialization of Emerging Technologies in Clean Tech Sector (ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 12) – More than 120 scientists, technology experts, corporate executives and government leaders attending an alternative energy summit at Eastman Business Park (EBP) yesterday (Sept. 10), received upbeat news on the global market prospects for the…  read more →

NY-BEST hosts Battery & Energy Storage Manufacturing Conference & Expo August 20, 2014

U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Director, Dr. Mark Johnson to Deliver Keynote AddressRochester, N.Y. - The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) is hosting a battery and energy storage conference and expo in Rochester, New York on Wednesday, September 10th from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. The conference will feature Dr. Mark Johnson, Director of Advanced…  read more →

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Rochester, Finger Lakes Region Have Won Key Federal Designation That Will Deliver Economic Development Grants, Support New Manufacturing at Eastman Biz Park, & Provide Huge Boost to Local Economy May 28, 2014

After Strong Push, Senators and Mayor Warren Announce that Rochester Will Be one of Only Twelve National “Manufacturing Communities” Which Gives the Flower City a Leg Up in Competing for Economic Development GrantsIMCP Competition Was the ‘Top Priority’ for Mayor Lovely Warren“Manufacturing Community” Designation Will Revitalize Manufacturing Industry for Nine Finger Lakes Counties,…  read more →

Kodak and New York State Complete Establishment of Environmental Trust for Eastman Business Park May 20, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 20 – Kodak and New York State have completed arrangements for establishment of an environmental trust for Eastman Business Park (EBP), one the nation’s largest and most diverse industrial parks.With $49 million in funding from Kodak, the trust, which will be managed by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), ensures continued environmental oversight…  read more →

Eastman Business Park named nation's top industrial site for the production of biomaterials May 14, 2014

Influential biofuels trade journal cites EBP's comprehensive capabilities to accelerate the commercialization of biomass-to-biomaterials innovation ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14– The nation's most widely read online daily newsletter for companies, researchers and policymakers in the biofuels sector has named Kodak's Eastman Business Park as the nation's top industrial site for the commercialization of…  read more →

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Battery and Energy Storage Testing Center April 30, 2014

New Center in Eastman Business Park Supports Clean Energy TechnologiesAlbany, NY (April 30, 2014)Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center is open for business at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. The new world-class, $23 million Center provides unique testing and validation services needed to bring…  read more →