Growth of Eastman Kodak’s Coating Substrates used in EV Battery Manufacturing

< The battery initiative is one of four growth initiatives which leverage Kodak’s legacy strengths in chemicals, layering and coating and roll-to-roll manufacturing. Eastman Kodak is leveraging its expertise in coating and roll-to-roll manufacturing to expand into coating substrates used in EV battery manufacturing. The existing infrastructure, machinery, and people at Eastman Kodak makes the … Continued

GRE 2023 Year to Date Update: On Pace for Record Year of Business Growth

$1.2 Billion of Announced Investment Committed to Business Growth in the Greater Rochester, NY Region. Entering June 2023, GRE has secured project wins from 15 companies including fairlife, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, GM, Plug Power, Durst Image Technology, and O’Connell Electric. The announcements represent more than $1.2 billion of investment in … Continued

Roc Paper Straws Becomes Wegmans New Paper Straw Supplier

< Roc Paper Straws can now be found in all Wegmans restaurants and stores. The partnership between the two Rochester-based companies began when Wegmans’ Sustainability Coordinator, Marie McNally, read a story about Roc Paper Straw’s grand opening. Wegmans ran a test-pilot with Roc Paper Straws in their Amore and Next Door restaurants, and customers much … Continued

Oak Hill Hosts the 2023 PGA Championship May 15 – May 21

< The PGA’s 2nd major of the year returns to Rochester, NY’s Oak Hill Country Club where 225,000+ spectators are expected to attend. The 2023 PGA Championship returns to Rochester, NY’s Oak Hill Country Club May 15-21. Fans can expect a jam-packed week that will showcase the very best golf has to offer. Bryan Karns, … Continued

Karma Sauce Company will Grow Operations in Monroe and Ontario Counties

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that farm-to-table hot sauce and condiments producer, The Karma Sauce Company, is ready to grow its manufacturing operations in the City of Rochester, Monroe County and at its Burning Springs Farm in the Town of Bristol, Ontario County. The Karma Sauce line is hand-processed and bottled at 90 Canal … Continued

Imagine RIT Festival Returns Saturday, April 29th

< 30,000 people are expected to attend Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival, which will feature 354 separate exhibits. Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is a special event that showcases the creative and innovative spirit of RIT students, faculty, and staff. The festival is free to attend, and has been a launch pad for … Continued

GRE Estimates $190 Million Economic Impact from 2023 PGA Championship

Golf’s second major championship of the season is coming to the Greater Rochester, NY region this May when Oak Hill Country Club hosts the 105th PGA Championship. Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) estimates an economic impact of $190 million from the championship, which will also support an estimated 1,233 jobs. The major championship will draw more … Continued

The University Technology Showcase Returns to the Memorial Art Gallery April 20th

< The University of Rochester is holding its annual University Technology Showcase where researchers from local universities network and share new innovations with companies and the general public. The University Technology Showcase brings local universities and companies together to share the latest research and innovation happening in the Greater Rochester, NY region. The event is … Continued

Convergent Rings in Growth with Help from GRE’s Economic Gardening

< Convergent offers telecom services that differentiate from competition due to their localized customer service team. Since taking over three years ago, President Raj Shah has put the company on a fast track to success. Taking advantage of the post-COVID video calling fatigue, Convergent makes it easy for businesses to communicate via landline, cellphone, or … Continued

Businesses are Doubling Down on Growth in the Greater Rochester, NY region

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), the lead champion of business growth throughout the Greater Rochester, NY region, is proud to report seven project wins thus far in 2023. Companies such as General Motors, IT Insights, OTEX Protective, Rootstock Ciderworks, SoFresh, and STM Tuned, Inc. have announced more than $75 million of new capital investments, the creation … Continued

Li-Cycle’s New Hub to Produce Recycled Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

< Li-Cycle’s Rochester, NY Hub will be the first-of-its-kind commercial hydrometallurgical battery resource recovery facility in North America. The hub will create 270 jobs. Li-Cycle is investing $375 million in a new Rochester, NY hub that will produce recycled critical materials for lithium-ion batteries to power the clean energy transition and will be one of … Continued

OTEX Protective Plans on Doubling in Size this Year

< OTEX Protective manufactures patented PPE that protects commercial electricians from toxic fumes while working in the field. OTEX Protective manufactures their patented PPE locally in Rochester, NY.  In addition to protecting from heat and light, the PPE is designed to protect commercial electricians from toxic fumes while working in the field.  Through CEO Jake … Continued

Karma Water Offers New Direct to Consumer Product Line

< Karma Water to Offer New Sustainable Hydration Kits Karma Water, manufactured in Rochester, NY, is known for its patented, nutrient-infused product line of flavored waters. The company is launching a new direct-to-consumer sustainable hydration kit, which includes a reusable bottle and a supply of nutrient-filled caps.  Hear more about this innovative Rochester-based beverage company … Continued

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.