Press Releases

New Eastman Business Park Tenant Wins Best Tech Startup at SUNY Pitch Competition September 19, 2019

Re-Nuble, which develops an on-site nutrient system for farmers to manufacture their own fertilizer, won the competition and was presented with a $50,000 check as seed funding to help the start-up commercialize its product. Learn more about the competition > Join the Action Next Week! 6 DAYS | 15 EVENTS | 50+ SPEAKERS | 250+ ATTENDEESNYC AgTech Week features exclusive farm tours, panels,…  read more →

DuPont Probotics expands at Eastman Business Park July 30, 2019

DuPont expands facilities at Eastman Business Park to open the world's largest fermenter for probiotics production in Rochester NY. The plant expansion created many jobs, and promoted different trades within community contractors for nearly the last two years.   read full article>  read more →

EBP receives Economic Engine Award from Greece Regional Chamber April 30, 2019

The Chamber’s 34th Annual Community Awards Committee selected Eastman Business Park for the Economic Engine Award. The Greece Regional Chamber Announced the 34th Annual Community Awards on Thursday April 25th at the Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel.   More details about the event are available on the Chamber website.…  read more →

Governor Cuomo Announces Partnership Between Lidestri Food And Drink And Crop's N.V. At Eastman Business Park January 30, 2019

Companies will Manufacture Ready-to-Eat-Meals at New 65,000 Square-Foot Facility $51.3 Million Project Will Create More Than 120 New Jobs; Several Jobs to be Filled by Those Impacted by Poverty State Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the partnership…  read more →

New Kodak Experience Center opening at Kodak Center on West Ridge Road - Rochester NY December 6, 2018

Eastman Business Park will now have a new home to showcase it's rich history of innovations in Rochester, NY. Read more about this exciting part of The Park's Master Plan in the following articles. -…  read more →

Shift Whistle at EBP - The whistle will blow for one minute at noon on Veterans Day October 30, 2018

Beginning with the establishment of Kodak Park in 1891, a factory whistle was used to alert employees of the beginning and end of their shifts.  The whistle is a replacement for the original 1891 model and was purchased by Eastman Kodak Company in 1916. Built by the Union Water Meter Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, the “whistle” is actually at 3-Bell Steam Gong and is tuned…  read more →

Kodak Center Theater Debuts New Name, Marquee and Digital Sign at Celebration Event September 7, 2017

Theater also announces partnership with entertainment management leader SMG to draw new acts to Rochester Rochester, N.Y. Sept. 7, 2017 — Eastman Kodak Company officials lit up a new marquee and digital sign during a celebration event Thursday at Kodak Center Theater. A crowd across the street cheered as the new additions lit up the dimming sky, providing a glimpse at the acts Kodak Center…  read more →

Governor Cuomo Announces Nation's Largest Hydroponic Commercial Greenhouse Will Open In Monroe County May 10, 2017

Clearwater Organic Farms Will Create 137 New Jobs at Eastman Business Park  55 Jobs Guaranteed for Veterans or Underemployed New Yorkers Supported By "Finger Lakes Forward" – Successful Blueprint to Grow the Regional Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the nation's largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse will locate its operations in Monroe…  read more →

Battery Development at Eastman Business Park Key to Kodak’s Role in Consortium’s International Project May 1, 2017

Group of industry innovators investigating battery manufacturing plant to help power Australian city. Rochester, N.Y. (May 2, 2017) - Recently, Eastman Kodak Company joined a global consortium of energy storage industry leaders to support advancement of lithium-ion batteries. Last week, that consortium announced a memorandum of understanding with the Townsville City Council in Australia to…  read more →

First New Photonics Company Making the Move to Eastman Business Park March 31, 2017

Precision Optical Transceivers Takes Advantage of AIM Photonics Location at ON Semiconductor’s Eastman Business Park Site, Plans to Double Workforce  Rochester, N.Y. (March 30, 2017) — The photonics industry is poised to grow into a $766 billion industry by 2020 according to a report from Transparency Market Research, and Eastman Business Park is taking steps to ensure that some…  read more →

FREE Upcoming Event - Turning Innovation into Industry - April 5th March 13, 2017

An introduction to the $2.5 Billion Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants  read more →

NYS Photonics Board makes decision to locate HQ in the R&D facility at Eastman Business Park March 6, 2017

After a long debate, The New York State Photonics Board of Officers announced on Friday March 3rd,  that the headquarters for the high tech project will be located at the Eastman Business Park on Lake Avenue. Board Chairman, John Maggiore, says they’ve decided it just makes sense to keep the headquarters where the initial facility is being established. The total budget for the…  read more →

Kodak Center for the Performing Arts hosts another Oscars' Gala to benefit a local charity February 27, 2017

The Kodak Center for the Performing Arts, located in Eastman Business Park, has now hosted the event for two years in a row. Hundreds gathered on Sunday night to watch the Academy Awards and support a great cause. As the birth place of Kodak film, it only makes sense that the event is held here in The Park. The event is expected to raise about $50,000 for the United Way of Rochester. Dolores…  read more →

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 →