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

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

The New MCC FWD Center Offers Training for Tech-Oriented Careers

< MCC’s New FWD Center Offers Training for Tech-Oriented Careers Monroe Community College’s FWD Center is a workforce development training initiative designed t lift up the Greater Rochester, NY region. This program offers work-based technical learning opportunities and active job placement for Rochester, NY residents, including underrepresented communities. MCC president Dr. DeAnna Burt Nanna provides … Continued

V Technical Textiles Growing in Newark

< V Technical Textiles is a leader in the $50 billion specialty fabrics industry V Technical Textiles produces specialty fabrics to support a wide range of industries from electronics, aerospace, automotive, military, and defense sectors. V Technical Textiles’ Gretchen Reed shared more about this innovative company in the latest Greater Rochester Enterprise WROC-TV Channel 8 … Continued

Corning Incorporated to Invest $139M in Rochester, NY

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced support for Corning Incorporated’s investment to grow its operations in Western New York. The company will expand operations at two Monroe County locations, aimed at meeting demand in the rapidly growing semiconductor market and supporting increasing stability in this vital supply chain. Corning’s expansion efforts will create over 270 new … Continued

GRE Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

< GRE Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Business Growth in the Greater Rochester, NY Region Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise’s president and CEO, discusses the significant business growth successes the organization has garnered over its 20-year history in this Greater Rochester Enterprise WROC-TV Channel 8 Why Roc interview.

RIT Certified Addresses Skills Gap

< RIT Will Create New Workforce Training and Development Programs RIT Certified will create new workforce training and development programs for the evolving job market. Dennis Di Lorenzo, the Chief Business Officer of the initiative, shares more in this Greater Rochester Enterprise WROC-TV Channel 8 Why Roc interview.