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Eastman Kodak

Kodak officials are working with other organizations, planning a number of changes for Eastman Business Park and the surrounding area.

Next week, the former Theater on the Ridge, recently called the Kodak Center for the Performing Arts, will unveil a new marquee and digital display.  And with that, Kodak says there is a slight name change for that theater: It will now just be known as Kodak Center.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak has submitted a revised proposal of their plan to deal with legacy environmental issues at Eastman Business Park. The new plan would see New York state and its taxpayers contribute at least an extra $50 million in backup funding.

The original plan saw Kodak providing a $49 million fund for future costs stemming from environmental contamination in the Business Park and parts of the Genesee River.

Beyond that, the company could not be held liable for future environmental problems according to the settlement plan.

Rochester, The Next Solar Capital?

May 17, 2013
Kate O'Connell

Lt. Governor Bob Duffy has announced half-a-million dollars in tax credits for solar technology company Natcore. The credits come as an incentive for the company to expand its footprint at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester.

New Kodak Partnership to Create Jobs

Apr 16, 2013
UniPlex.com

Kodak has struck up a deal that will see up to 70 jobs created in Rochester. The company has entered a deal to manufacture and supply touch sensors for Texas-based company UniPixel.

The agreement will see Kodak and UniPixel open a new manufacturing facility in Eastman Business Park later this year, with $24 million set aside to improve and equip the 100,000 square foot facility.

Need to Know Rochester: Matt Fronk

Aug 7, 2012

New York State is putting a lot of energy...into energy storage.  Matt Fronk is with NYBEST, a consortium working to make the state a global leader in this growing and diverse sector.  It includes developing all kinds of backup energy sources for buildings and products such as electronics and cars. Fronk says Rochester is a key part of the state's efforts.  While research and development is happening all over the state, Rochester's Eastman Business Park has been chosen as the state's manufacturing hub for energy storage products.  Fronk appeared on WXXI-TV's Need to Know Rochester.