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

Talent Recruitment Company FTS Expands in Downtown Rochester, NY

< FTS expands in the heart of the City of Rochester FTS, a talent recruitment company that specializes in Accounting, Finance and Professional Services, Construction, and Technology, is growing in Rochester, NY. Thomas Carpitella, the CEO of FTS Inc., said the demand for their services continues to increase as the talent market gets more and more … Continued


Optimax Systems, Inc. continues to grow in the Greater Rochester, NY region, fueled by demand for photonics applications in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, optics for space and astronomy, and high-end laser systems for the United States Department of Defense. From lasers and sensors for Apple’s face ID to unlock our phones to backup cameras for our cars, optics impact our … Continued


CooperVision, the second largest contact lens manufacturer in the world, plans to invest $62 million and create 170 new jobs in the Greater Rochester, NY region. With approximately 80% of CooperVision’s US operations here, the company’s expansion reinforces the Greater Rochester, NY region’s role as the world leader in optics, photonics, and imaging. This sector is … Continued

Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated announced plans to invest $139M and create 270 new jobs at its Fairport, NY facility in the Greater Rochester, NY region. Corning plans to manufacture products vital to the semiconductor supply chain, a move towards making the region a leading hub for semiconductor R&D and manufacturing.

Plug Power

Plug Power, the leading provider of fuel cell technologies, is investing $125 million to support its Innovation Center in Rochester, NY — the first and largest Gigafactory for Proton Exchange Membrane technology. They are also investing $290 million to build a state-of-the-art green hydrogen production facility and electric substation at the Genesee County Economic Development Center’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) … Continued

Best Made Products

Bestmade Products Inc. sells residential aluminum boat docks directly to consumers, notably specializing in single-installation docks. The manufacturer recently announced its expansion plans in the Deer Run Industrial Park’s Seneca Falls Plant in Seneca County, NY. As they move into the planned 7,200 SF facility in the future, the company intends to add 15 new … Continued

Lawley Insurance

Lawley Insurance expanded its operations at a new site at 441 East Avenue in Rochester NY. The company recently move into its 14,400 square foot office to support more than 60 employees. This investment was led by JADD Management and a team of local investors. Before welcoming new tenants, this 1980s space was renovated by … Continued

ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

The ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology is an advanced space to train cybersecurity professionals, develop new cybersecurity and AI-based knowledge and perform system and network security testing for a wide-range of partners. The 48,000-SF, three-story building, built by LeChase Construction Services and designed by LaBella Associates, includes a first-floor Cyber … Continued

270 On East

270 On East, a new, workforce/affordable housing community for individuals and families in Rochester is a 5-story, 112-unit apartment complex located on the active corner of East Ave. and Union St. built by Christa Construction. The site, part of the City of Rochester’s Inner Loop redevelopment, includes 35 units reserved for elderly residents with supportive … Continued


In 2021, Flaum Management purchased a vacant 20,000 sf industrial building located at 4 Champeney Terrace, right next to the Public Market, an up-and-coming neighborhood. After needed renovations, Flaum Management leased the building to DoorDash, which now uses it as a distribution hub for the Rochester area. This project highlights the adaptive reuse of an … Continued

PACE Electronics

Pace Electronics is an electronics contract manufacturer that recently expanded in Wayne County of Greater Rochester, NY region. Pace teamed with regional commercial General Contractor, Taylor – The Builders, for design and construction of the expansion that featured 50,000-square-foot of new warehouse space and various renovations and additions to the existing site. The project received … Continued


The new headquarters for Butler-Till, an innovative marketing and communications agency, at 260 East Broad Street is easily one of the coolest spaces in all of Rochester. It makes use of a grand stairway that connects their two primary floors and serves as a gathering area for company meetings. Buckingham Properties, the largest commercial real … Continued


Orolia is a global leader in resilient positioning, navigation, and timing solutions, operating in 100 countries across five continents. From space-based atomic clocks to emergency location beacons, their products protect and save lives every day. Konar Properties provided Orolia with a completely customized 40,000-square-foot build-out featuring an employee fitness center, meditation room, product experience center, … Continued

C&#038;M Forwarding Company

C&M Forwarding Company is an asset-based domestic freight forwarder/warehouse provider that is privately owned and based in Rochester, NY. They have been providing on-time, reliable service, and total transportation value to clients since 1932. Taylor – The Builders completed Phase I of C&M Forwarding Company’s new industrial development in 2018, which included a warehouse and … Continued