Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

The Best Place With The Best People

Any biopharmaceutical company seeking continuous innovation needs to employ the best chemists, opticians, engineers, and operators. Luckily, Rochester has those in spades.

The region, armed with top-level institutions such as the University of Rochester, Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College, simply has the best talent around. The area ranks first in the country for degrees in the Physical Sciences, and second in the country for those in the Biological Sciences on a per capita basis.

Eastman Business Park can offer an additional advantage: an on-site Finger Lakes Forward Workforce Development Center dedicated to teaching workers the skills necessary to meet the needs of industrial manufacturers.

You need the best people, and we’ll provide.

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These are the main reasons why Eastman Business Park and the Rochester, NY area are optimal locations for biopharmaceuticals manufacturing:

Transportation infrastructure:

  • 17 miles of rail track within the Park, plus two accumulation yards with capacity for delivery and storage of 100 railcars daily
  • 2-5 minutes from interstate highway system

Market opportunity:

  • Within 400 miles of an 86.6-million-people market, ~25% of U.S. and Canadian populations

Utility infrastructure:

  • Electricity: 117 MW power plant plus 41 MW interconnection with RG&E
  • Water: Permitted to up to 54 MGD from Lake Ontario, and with own industrial water treatment plant
  • Natural gas: ~2,400 Dekatherms/hour, with ~1,100 – 1,200 Dekatherms/hour peak capacity
  • Steam: 1.5M lbs./hour installed capacity, plus 200K lbs./ hour backup capacity. Different nominal pressure levels, from 260 psig. to down to 5 psig.
  • Wastewater: 36 MGD wastewater treatment facility on-site with Title V / RCRA permitted multiple hearth incinerator

Real estate product:

  • Several site and building options, ranging from ~1 to up to ~75 acres, and ~46K sq. ft. to up to ~1M sq. ft.


  • ~550K labor pool in a 60-minute commute
  • 2,135 workers in the Biopharmaceuticals industry alone, with high specialization

Operation cost location drivers:

  • RED-Rochester LLC is owner and exclusive utility provider at the EBP, focused on optimizing costs and services

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