Press Releases

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 →

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 →