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ULI WNY Presents: Eastman Business Park Shifts Into Hyperdrive

  • Kodak Center 200 West Ridge Road Rochester, New York 14615 (map)



Eastman Business Park, formerly Kodak Park, is the site for Kodak Research Laboratories, Kodak Specialty Chemicals, Kodak Solvent Recovery, Kodak Coating and Assembly Services and Kodak Film manufacturing. The Kodak Motion Picture film used to shoot most Oscar nominees for Best Picture is made here, along with photographic films, medical imaging films and films used to manufacture printed circuit boards, which continue to be produced at the site. Founded in 1890 by George Eastman, and often described as a “city within a city”, Eastman Business Park spans 1,200 acres and has over 16 million square feet under roof. In 2008, the Park opened as a multi-tenant site, allowing a wide range of enterprises to use its tremendous assets. Today, over 100 companies operate at Eastman Business Park, sharing resources like utilities, fire and security services, cooperative manufacturing equipment and expertise, conference and recreational facilities, and much more. The Park has entered a new era of vibrancy, with the reopening of Kodak Center as a theater and conference center, and the establishment of a Master Plan detailing a vision for the Park’s future development, including the addition of a Workforce Development Center and many new companies. This panel discussion will present a unique look at an American industrial legend- its history and its vision for the future.