New York

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout New York.

Water on the Brain

The largest—and arguably the most critical—infrastructure project in the nation has been put on hold for another 10 years.
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Photonics Companies Investing $1.6B In Rochester, Creating More Than 1,400 Jobs

Photonics company Avogy will move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Rochester; Together with Photonica, will locate advanced development and early manufacturing at Eastman Business Park.

The Oculus

New York City unveils its new $4-billion train station for the World Trade Center.
UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched UrbanTech NYC, a comprehensive program to help entrepreneurs and innovators address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, agriculture and water.

Short in the Saddle

Driverless cars are being welcomed where you might not expect them.
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McKesson Building New Distribution Center in Orange County, NY

McKesson Corporation will open a new 340,000-square-foot distribution center and create 160 new jobs in Orange County, NY.
Business Idea Competitions: A Proven Path To Success.

Warm Welcome Up North

Organizations in Pittsburgh, Detroit, northern Michigan, St. Louis, Alaska, Wisconsin and Nevada, have embraced business idea competitions; rewarding dozens of new ventures with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. The 43North competition, said to be the largest such prize pool in the nation, offers $5 million in prize money to entrepreneurs who agree to move to (or retain their start-ups in) the city.
boston treepod carbon dioxide scrubbing-tree.

The Tree Pods are Coming

Geoengineering will be a growth sector in the age of climate change. The latest global warming "miracle cure" for the big CO2 problem is a new technology said to be able to extract carbon from the air and condense it into fibers that could be used as building materials or to produce components for electronics, cars, clothing and other manufactured goods.

Tale of Two Mayors

In Auburn, NY, the hot political issue is economic development. Both candidates emphasized job creation with a youthful population base. Lattimore pushed for large-scale manufacturing plants and renewable energy projects to the Auburn area.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.
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Top 10 States Ranked In Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts edges out California as most energy-efficient state, Maryland among most improved, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies.
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Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) to secure U.S. leadership in manufacturing integrated photonics.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.
Eastman Business Park signage.

Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Facility And Dispensary Coming To Kodak’s Eastman Business Park In Rochester,...

Agreement with leading medical marijuana company, Columbia Care, would create state-of-the-art facility and 250 jobs in Monroe County.
High Tech Rochester interior rendering.

Finger Lakes Business Accelerator Cooperative To Locate In Rochester, NY

Company will move into Rochester's historic Sibley Building; will offer an estimated 1,000 new jobs in the first five years.
One of the prime reasons for Islip’s attractiveness to local, national and international businesses is the proximity these businesses have to Long Island-MacArthur Airport (LIMA), pictured here.

State Focus: New York – A Startup Empire Grows In New York

Since its inception in 2013, more than 80 companies have embraced the Empire State’s innovative START-UP NY program, which created tax-free zones linked to New York’s system of higher education.
The new Yodle Charlotte office opened in 2013.

Yodle Expands In New York City; Expects To Create 250 New Jobs

Local online marketing company doubles its office space after moving to new Hudson Yards location.
2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.
Bridor, Inc., supplies breads and pastries to the retail and foodservice industry and has maintained its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing operation in Cumberland since 2002. A $32-million investment is Bridor’s testimony supporting the company’s continued success at this location.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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