GRE Economic Gardening Helps IT Insights Grow

< IT Insights is Growing in Rochester, NY The GRE Economic Gardening program provided IT Insights with new sales and research tools to spur the company’s growth. Coupling this knowledge with access to Rochester’s talented workforce creates a winning opportunity to accelerate IT Insights’ growth. Chris BIerasinski, Vice President of Business Development, discusses why IT … Continued

Premier Packaging

For over 25 years, Premier Packaging has provided customers with a range of products and services including package design, prototyping, manufacturing, inventory management programs, and much more. Premier Packaging has expanded and opened their new 102,000sq ft facility in LeFrois Builders and Developers’ new Wiregrass Business Park off John St. in Henrietta. The new facility, built by LeFrois, … Continued

GRE Reports Another Record Year of Economic Development Results

The Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) team secured 40 separate company project wins in 2022, representing more than $1.2 billion of new capital investments, 3,866 new jobs, and 1,439 jobs retained. GRE is the leading economic development organization in the 9-county Greater Rochester, NY region, committed to attracting new capital investments and creating regional wealth and … Continued

The Rise in Gamification Fuels Workinman Interactive&#8217;s Growth

< Workinman Interactive, a leader in casual games, continues to grow in Rochester, NY Rochester, NY-based Workinman Interactive is the mastermind behind digital games for companies like Nickelodeon, Disney, Sesame Street, and Marvel. The New York State Digital Game Development Tax Credit Program and well-trained game design talent from RIT make Rochester the right place … Continued

Li-Cycle, a Canadian Lithium-Ion Battery Resource Recovery Company, to Create Nearly 270 jobs in Rochester, NY

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York State’s agreement with Li-Cycle, a Canadian lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, to create nearly 270 jobs in Monroe County through the performance-based Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program. The company will expand its U.S. operations through a new facility known as the Rochester Hub, which is currently being constructed … Continued

Boundary Breaks Dry Riesling Named one of Wine Spectator&#8217;s Top Wines

< Finger Lakes Wines Continue to Garner Awards The Finger Lakes wine region consistently produces world-class wines. Boundary Breaks Vineyard’s Dry Riesling was named one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines. Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks Vineyard discusses the region’s unique role in the wine industry in this GRE WROC TV Why Roc TV interview.

Edwards, World Leader in Vacuum and Abatement Equipment, Expands in Greater Rochester

< Talent, Proximity to Customers, and Hydropower Attracted Edwards to Greater Rochester Edwards, a leading supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment essential to the semiconductor supply chain, will invest $319 million and create 600 new jobs in the Greater Rochester, NY region’s Genesee County. Edwards’ Scott Balaguer, Vice President of Global Business Development, notes, “We … Continued

Vuzix Makes Smart Decision to Expand Smart Glass Operations in Rochester, NY

< Rochester’s Optics Strengths Fuels Vuzix’s Growth Vuzix, an augmented reality technology industry leader, announced plans to expand the manufacturing of its proprietary waveguide components, the magic display system behind its smart glasses, in Rochester, NY. Hear more about this business’ growth plans and why Paul Travers, president and CEO, chose to expand in the … Continued

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Company to Expand in Rochester, NY

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Vuzix®, a global manufacturer of waveguides, wearable display technologies and augmented reality solutions, is ready to expand its operations in Monroe County in the Town of Henrietta. The cutting-edge optics technology firm plans a phased expansion of its existing footprint by up to 40,000 square-feet, adjacent to its … Continued

Major Semiconductor Supply Chain Manufacturer Edwards Vacuum to Build $319 Million Facility in Genesee County

Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer today announced that Edwards Vacuum, a British-based world leader in vacuum and abatement equipment in the semiconductor industry and part of the Atlas Copco Group, has chosen the Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park located in Genesee County, as the location for their … Continued

Lidrotec Wins Luminate NY Accelerator Competition

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced Lidrotec as the winner of Round 5 of the Luminate NY optics, photonics, and imaging startup accelerator competition. The Bochum, Germany-based Lidrotec received the “Company of the Year” award at Luminate Finals 2022, which was held live during Optica’s Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science conference in Rochester. The company … Continued

Roc With Your Hands Introduces Students to Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing

< RTMA’s Roc With Your Hands event introduces students to jobs in advanced manufacturing Roc with Your Hands was created by the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) to introduce students to hands-on careers in advanced manufacturing, skilled trades, heavy equipment, and automotive technology. Watch this GRE WROC Why Roc segment to learn more about … Continued

Ithaca Hummus and LiDestri Food and Drink partner to Create Unique Products

< Ithaca Hummus and LiDestri Food and Drink partner to create unique products Leaders from Ithaca Hummus and LiDestri Food and Drink have partnered to commercialize the best-tasting hummus.  Chris Kirby, founder and president of Ithaca Hummus notes, “Today, because of that, we’re nationwide and the fastest-growing premium brand in the segment.” The assets found … Continued

Kodak Executive Chairman and CEO Shares the Company’s Growth Strategies

< Rochester, NY plays an integral role in Kodak’s Growth Strategy Rochester, NY plays an integral role in Kodak’s growth strategies as the company leverages its strengths in advanced materials and chemicals. Kodak Executive Chairman and CEO Jim Continenza noted “Rochester has a great work base. They’re loyal, they’re smart, they’re well-educated, and they want … Continued

Nine Spot Brewing to Open in Neighborhood of Play

< Nine Spot Brewing to Open in Rochester’s Neighborhood of Play Nine Spot Brewing officially opens this month at 190 Monroe Avenue near the Neighborhood of Play. It’s a craft brewery and taproom concept that will be filled with locally-grown ingredients and unique products. “We’re creating a New York-centric brewery that’s not gonna be your traditional … Continued

Sweet Farm

Sweet Farm is the first non-profit sanctuary in the world to address the global climate impacts of factory farming across animals, the plants, and the planet.  The non-profit recently moved its entire sanctuary and operation across the country from Half-Moon Bay, California to Himrod, New York. Sweet Farm was able to expand from about 20 acres … Continued

Finalists for Round Four of Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition Announced

Empire State Development (ESD) and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) today announced the 20 finalists selected to take part in year four of Grow-NY, a food and agriculture business competition focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage, and agriculture innovation cluster in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier. … Continued