Recent Business Investments

These business investments have made a significant impact on the region, creating a number of jobs.

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American Packaging

American Packaging Corporation is one of the leading flexible packaging converters in North America and supports several industries including dry foods, fresh produce, refrigerated dairy and frozen products among others. They built a 400,000 square foot, $170 million manufacturing facility on Beaver Road in Chili with plans to add more than 260 full time jobs over the next five years. The Pike Companies managed the construction of this facility.

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Datto, the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered by Managed Service Providers, expanded its offices inside The Metropolitan in Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone. This modern tower, located at the corner of Main Street and South Clinton Avenue, is managed by Gallina Development Corporation.

With 22 locations in nine different countries, Rochester is Datto’s fastest-growing office, due to the great technical schools, talent and low cost of living available here.

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Kodak Coating Services machinery

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak’s storied coating capability is being used to develop energy storage devices ranging from lithium-ion batteries to fuel cells and new, more efficient solar panels.

Attracted by Kodak Coating Services, several energy storage companies have located at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY. Kodak is aggressively expanding its service offerings and seeks to hire more than 100 new employees.

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eHealth Technologies

eHealth Technologies is an industry-leading provider of clinically informed referral services and has seen its business grow an average of 79 percent each year from 2007 to 2015. In 2017, eHealth Technologies leadership team significantly expanded their facility by 11,000 sq. ft. at Erie Station Business Park, managed by Konar Properties.

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First American Equipment Finance building

First American Equipment Finance

First American, one of the country’s largest and most respected equipment finance companies, worked with The Rainaldi Brothers to develop a 150,000 square foot building at High Point Business Park in Victor, NY. First American currently resides in 85,000 square feet of the building with room to expand over the next 10 years.  The company currently employs 285 professionals. 

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Highland Hospital

LeChase Construction worked with Highland Hospital to expand their facility to include a new two-story, 30,000 sq. ft. addition that houses six new operating rooms, an expanded perioperative area and a 26-bed observation unit. The modernized space reinforces the Greater Rochester, New York region’s dedication to maintaining an exceptional healthcare system.

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HP Hood

HP Hood, LLC purchased a 363,000 sq. ft. plant at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in Batavia, NY. The company invested more than $200 million with plans to create 230 jobs over the next five years. The state-of-the-art facility will produce extended shelf- life beverages.

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IDEX Health & Science

Photonics manufacturer IDEX Health & Science, LLC opened its new Optical Center of Excellence in Henrietta, NY to support the company’s life science, semi-conductor, and defense businesses. The company retained 186 jobs and committed to creating at least 34 new full-time jobs. As part of the expansion project, IDEX Health & Science installed high-tech machinery, equipment and clean room space at the new 100,000 square foot site. which was built by LeFrois Builders & Developers.

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IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics Corporation invested more than $20 million to relocate and construct a new state-of-the-art facility in Newark, Wayne County. The electronic manufacturing solutions provider plans to create up to 362 new jobs and retain 463 positions at the new 150,000 square-foot facility located at the Silver Hill Technology Park.

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Innovation Square

Innovation Square is a modern office tower in downtown Rochester, NY with 580,000 sq ft of available space. This building, owned and managed by Gallina Development, is currently undergoing comprehensive redevelopment to support mixed-use, including space for college students from multiple institutions. 

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LaBella and Associates

LaBella and Associates, an international architecture, engineering, environmental and planning firm, is rapidly growing its local workforce at LLD Enterprise’s Button Factory in downtown Rochester’s High Falls District.

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ProAmpac Collaboration and Innovation Center

ProAmpac Collaboration and Innovation Center

ProAmpac, a leading flexible packaging manufacturer, built a 25,000 square foot addition to its existing facility in Ogden, NY, to support a state-of-the-art Collaboration and Innovation Center (CIC).

This project was built by Taylor – The Builders.

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Sands – Constellation Center for Critical Care

The new $260 million, 330,000 sq. ft. Sands- Constellation Center for Critical Care addition for the Rochester Regional Health System, designed by CPL, raised the bar for our region when completed in 2020. The seven-story renovation includes a 20-room operating suite, a state-of-the-art labor and delivery suite, and 108 acute care rooms.

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Tower 280

Buckingham Properties took special care when renovating the site formerly known as Midtown Plaza. Now a prominent staple in the Rochester City skyline, the 17 floors at Tower 280 include 80,000 sq. ft. of office space, 50,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 181 luxury apartments. This refreshingly modern space is a key part of downtown Rochester’s revitalization. Over 400 business professionals work in the downtown building and the number continues to grow. Tower 280 is currently home to Bergmann Associates, Second Avenue Learning, DeJoy Knauf & Blood, LLP, Branca Italian Restaurant and Brand Networks.

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3 City Center

Centrally located in Downtown Rochester, NY, 3 City Center- guided by its partners Peter Landers, Robert Morgan, Robert Sands and John “Dutch” Summers- is a modern 200,000 sq. ft., 7 floor, Class-A office building with approximately 100,000 square feet of available space. M&T Bank invested $7 million into renovating 60,000 square feet at 3 City Center and moved roughly 225 workers to the new location, making downtown its central hub of operations.

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