Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its operations at Eastman Business Park. The company will expand its facility as part of its overall plan to increase probiotics production capacity in the United States. The governor’s office says the on-site development will create 48 new jobs, and an additional 56 jobs will be retained.
"DuPont's decision to expand its manufacturing operations in Rochester is a testament to the area's growing business climate and top-notch workforce," Governor Cuomo said. "By supporting the expansion of this global innovative company, new jobs will be created for men and women across the region to continue our efforts in moving the Finger Lakes forward."
DuPont Nutrition & Health expects the majority of expansion work at the Eastman Business Park to be completed in the second half of 2018. The company will connect to the sewer system at the business park as part of the project.
In order to encourage DuPont Nutrition & Health to expand its operations in New York, Empire State Development has offered up to $1.5 million through an Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant in return for job commitments. Monroe County also is considering offering incentives for the expansion plan.
In November of 2016, DuPont announced that it would expand its U.S. probiotics production capacity through a significant investment in a multiphase plan, totaling over $100 million.