Empire State Development

Resource pages for "Empire State Development"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

NY State Opens $11.4M Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

Located on the Monroe Community College Downtown Campus, Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center focuses on technology training for jobs in advanced manufacturing, IT.
Lockport Components

General Motors Will Invest $154M In New York Electric Motor Facility Upgrade

GM will renovate its Western New York Lockport Components plant, where it will manufacture electric motor components for electric trucks and SUVs. 
ProAmpac Rochester, NY

ProAmpac Opens Global Collaboration & Innovation Center

ProAmpac's Collaboration & Innovation Center in Rochester, NY houses product development, rapid sample prototyping and evaluation of new packaging, as well as a training hub for customers and employees.
New York

New York: Where Steel Turns Into Sugar

The historic Bethlehem Steel mill in Lackawanna, New York, built in the 19th Century, will be converted into a $19-million sugar refinery.
Monroe County, NY

Plug Power Inc. To Build New Innovation Center In New York State

Plug Power Inc.'s $125 million project will create almost 380 jobs at a new state-of-the-art facility in Monroe County, NY.
ReCharge NY

ReCharge NY, Economic Development Awards Spur Over $127M Of Investment

New York Power Authority economic development awards support more than 620 jobs across the state; green job components to be considered in future applications. 
Honorable Mention 2019 Deal of the Year

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop.
Squarespace New York City HQ

Squarespace Creating More Than 150 Tech Jobs In NYC

The tech company will expand its global headquarters into new space in the West Village, growing its New York City presence 20 percent by 2022.
Monroe County, NY

D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York

The embedded product development company is expanding operations and will create up to 50 new jobs at a new location in Monroe County, NY.
Marcy Nanocenter

Cree, NY State Form $1B Partnership To Create World’s Largest Silicon Carbide Device Facility

More than 600 Cree jobs will be created at the Marcy Nanocenter on SUNY Poly Campus in collaboration with the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium.
Downtown Rochester, NY

CBC Manufacturing Consolidating Operations In Upstate New York

The holding company will invest $4.45 million, and create and retain more than 80 new jobs in the City of Rochester over the next five years.
Netflix New York City

Netflix Expanding With New Production Hub In New York City

An expanded office space in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn will create up to $100 million in investments and thousands of jobs within five years.
Amazon HQ2

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

For excitement alone, we probably should call Amazon’s HQ2 the “Deal of the Century.” Jeff Bezos’ mega-project produced the first tie in the history of our annual competition.
New York City

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.
Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.
drone industry

NASA, NUAIR Partner To Grow Central New York Drone Industry

NASA will serve as an advisor in the development of a drone corridor and other unmanned aerial systems projects in New York State.
New York

New York: Building a High Tech Future In The Empire State

The Empire State is busy building a high-tech future that includes a $5-billion advanced materials sector, more than 100,000 advanced manufacturing jobs and the top hub for research in semiconductors and nanotechnology.
Rochester NEST ion

Irish Firm Selects Rochester for U.S. Expansion

Energy storage startup NEST iON Limited will locate its new R&D facility at Kodak's Energy Storage Hub at the Finger Lakes Eastman Business Park.

Alstom Transportation To Create 200 Jobs In Upstate New York

The major expansion of the train manufacturer’s Steuben County operations is supported by $30 million from New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.
Skaneateles Falls

Medical Tech Company Adding Over 100 Jobs In New York

Hill-Rom Holdings is eligible for more than $13 million in potential grants and incentives for its growth in Skaneateles Falls, NY.

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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