Constellation Brands to Establish Headquarters in Downtown Rochester

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, will relocate its headquarters, currently based in Victor, Ontario County to the historic Aqueduct Building located along the Genesee River in downtown Rochester. The Fortune 500® company will invest approximately $50 million to renovate five buildings on the Aqueduct campus located between … Continued

Monroe Community College to Host Diversity Conference October 1

Monroe Community College is taking a leading role to address diversity, equity, and inclusion. MCC President DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna notes “MCC has six decades of being committed to its mission to access and opportunity for all. We’ve maintained that commitment with laser-like focus, with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” MCC will hold … Continued

RTMA Offers Unique Apprenticeship Program

Finger Lakes Apprenticeship Program is Career Path for Youth Seeking Educational Alternative The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) Finger Lakes Apprenticeship Program creates a link between students considering careers in the trades with employers. Participants gain real work experience in advanced manufacturing trades. Hear more in this GRE WROC TV Why Roc interview.

COVID-19 Related Business Resources

GRE is gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and resources available for businesses in our region. The situation sparked by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is serious and quickly evolving, making the timely dissemination of actionable intelligence essential. GRE is gathering some of the latest, most relevant information and resources available for businesses in our region. … Continued

Envative Growth in Rochester Driven By Desire for Self-Service Tech Options

Envative Growth in Rochester Driven By Desire for Self-Service Tech Options Envative, a custom software development company, is recording rising demand for Internet of Things (IoT) web and mobile applications. The company co-owner Craig Lamb discusses IT trends and his company’s growth in IoT in this GRE WROC TV Why Roc interview. Hear more.

ProAmpac Opens Collaboration and Innovation Center in Monroe County

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that leading flexible packaging manufacturer ProAmpac has officially opened its state-of-the-art Collaboration & Innovation center in the Town of Ogden, Monroe County. The company constructed a 25,000 square-foot addition onto its existing facility on Manitou Road. The innovation center will focus on packaging development and design and will also … Continued

MCC Offers Unique Associate Degree Program to Launch Careers in Optics

MCC Offers Unique Associate Degree Program to Launch Careers in Optics Monroe Community College is the only U.S. community college that offers an associate degree in optical systems technology. Anyone with strong hand-eye coordination is an excellent candidate for this program, which can launch candidates into meaningful careers in optics. Hear more in this Why Roc TV … Continued

RIT Helps Fuel New Economy in Rochester

President David Munson discusses the key role RIT plays in Rochester’s economic renaissance in this WROC TV Why Roc interview. “I think there have been a number of national polls that have come out in national studies recently talking about the tech prowess of our area and RIT is one of the spark plugs in the … Continued

Rochester Clinical Research Conducts Clinical Trials to Improve Our Health

Rochester Clinical Research is conducting clinical trials to support the development of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as better treatments for migraines,  Lyme disease, and smoking cessation, among other things. Hear more in this GRE WROC TV Why Roc interview. Originally from: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/why-roc/rochester-company-helps-with-research-testing-of-covid-19-vaccine/

Ortho Clinical’s COVID-19 Tests Help People Worldwide

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has played a key role in helping people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing fast, accurate, and reliable test results. Tony Allen, Ortho Clinical’s Vice President of Global Internal Manufacturing, noted “The responsibility to improve and save patients’ lives is Ortho’s driving force and more than 800,000 patients worldwide are … Continued

Assured Edge Solutions to Expand Operations at Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva, NY

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Assured Edge Solutions plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in the City of Geneva. The custom vegetable processing and co-packing company will move from its current location on the campus into a new building that will be under construction soon. … Continued

Application Window Open for Round III of $3 Million Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that the application window for the 2021 Grow-NY business competition is now open and is accepting submissions. Grow-NY, an unprecedented business competition, focuses on enhancing the emerging food and agriculture innovation cluster currently present in Central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier regions of New York … Continued

Premier Packaging Corporation will Expand Operations and Create Nearly 40 New Jobs in Rochester, NY

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Premier Packaging Corporation, having outgrown its current space, will move into a 105,000 square-foot, newly constructed facility located in Wiregrass Business Park in the Town of Henrietta. The company provides paper board packaging to some of the country’s largest digital photo finishing, food packaging, and medical device companies. … Continued

Xerox Touts 3D Printing Capability

Disruptions in supply chains due to COVID have forced many manufacturers to turn to 3D printing. Xerox’s Rochester-based team delivers a unique solution. Listen to this News 8 WROC Why Roc TV interview with Tali Rosman, Xerox VP and General Manager of 3D Printing to hear more about unique, new 3D applications underway at Xerox. Originally from: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/why-roc/xerox-touts-3d-printing-capability/

Carestreams Will Expand Film Finishing Operations in Rochester, NY, Creating up to 70 New Jobs

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that medical imaging systems and non-destructive testing company Carestream will expand its film finishing operations at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in the City of Rochester. Phase one of the project will see the addition of 16,000 square-feet of space at its current location, with the potential for additional expansion … Continued

ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions to Expand Operations in Wayne County

Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that flexible packaging firm ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions (ABX) is growing its operations in the Town of Macedon, Wayne County. The company will update its existing equipment, purchase new equipment and undertake infrastructure improvements to accommodate the expansion of its green solution … Continued

Technical Prowess Attracts Austrian-based ams AG

Austrian-based ams AG’s center of excellence in Rochester, NY will be focused on designing the next generation of digital camera “eyeball” modules, designed for fast-moving products like wearables, robots, drones, and augmented reality headsets. Learn more in GRE’s latest News 8 WROC TV Why Roc interview with ams AG’s David Sackett. Originally from: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/why-roc/rochesters-technology-prowess-attracts-austrian-company/