Kodak believes the uniquely well-equipped site can best continue its transformation into a multi-use, multi-tenant industrial facility under the ownership of a firm focused on its redevelopment. Interested parties may contact Paula Gutkin, Kodak's managing director of Corporate Development for further information firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, “New York State's commitment to Eastman Business Park (EBP) remains resolute. EBP is a critical center of employment for the Rochester economy and the growth of EBP is the highest priority of the Finger Lakes Region Economic Development Council. We will continue to work with Kodak and a potential new owner to ensure stability and attract more private investment and advanced manufacturing jobs to EBP."
New York Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer said, “The development of Eastman Business Park is Rochester's number one priority for good reason. EBP is one of the largest and most technically advanced industrial sites in the nation with unique infrastructure and capabilities that can be leveraged to attract and grow a host of new companies. I look forward to working with Kodak to attract an owner for EBP that will invest in the park to unleash its potential to create new jobs."
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
“I have long believed that the future of Rochester lies in Eastman Business Park. That is why I worked to attract new businesses like Natcore to the Park and pushed for an agreement that would protect jobs and continue work on environmental remediation. I'm bullish on Rochester because of facilities like Eastman Business Park that were the engine of Kodak's success for so many years, and now support thousands of jobs in high-tech innovation and advanced manufacturing." Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, NY-25.
New York Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle said: “As our region's top economic development priority, identifying a new long-term operator for the Eastman Business Park will be paramount to our success. I remain committed to working with Kodak and all of our local stakeholders toward identifying a buyer who shares our vision for the Park, and most importantly our belief in securing a bright future for Rochester and the surrounding community."
New York State Senator Joe Robach
“Eastman Business Park has done a remarkable job of reinventing itself in to one of the nation's leading industrial and technology business complexes," said Senator Joe Robach. “I've been pleased with the progress that has been made at Eastman Business Park over the last four years, especially with the creation of thousands of new jobs. This new direction will ensure that this progress continues, facilitating future growth of the complex, while bringing more jobs to the Rochester region." Senator Joe Robach, 56th District, New York State Senate.
Mayor Lovely A. Warren
“The ongoing investment in Eastman Business Park strengthens the growth of the manufacturing industry and the applied-technology business sector in our community. We believe a strong business park will continue the progress we've made to attract world-class employers to our city and to provide new jobs to our citizens." – Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City of Rochester.
County Executive Maggie Brooks
“As someone who views Eastman Business Park as a critical component in our ability to fast-track our local economy, I am excited the Park is taking the next steps to capitalize on its unique turn-key infrastructure and attract more investment and jobs moving forward," said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. “Monroe County, through our Division of Pure Waters, has been proud to work collaboratively with Kodak to assume nearly 30,000 feet of piping to the complex and help enhance the site's attractiveness as a premier place to do business. We look forward seeing what's in store for the next chapter of Eastman Business Park in the days to come."
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