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

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

GRE Reports Record Year of Economic Development Results

< GRE secured 40 project wins in 2022, representing more than $1.2 Billion of New Capital Investments GRE had a record 2022, helping businesses like Edwards, Baldwin Richardson Foods, Ionomr Innovations, and Li-Cycle grow in the Greater Rochester, NY region. This success, according to GRE’s Matt Hurlbutt, is about Rochester’s smart people, smart businesses, 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