Governor Hochul Announces Corning Incorporated's $139 Million Investment to Grow Operations in Monroe County

July 8, 2022

Expansion of Operations to Create More Than 270 New Jobs in the Village of Fairport and Town of Gates, Addressing Growing Demand in the Semiconductor Market

$5 Million New York State Investment Complements "Finger Lakes Forward" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced support for Corning Incorporated's investment to grow its operations in the Finger Lakes region. The company will expand operations at two Monroe County locations, aimed at meeting demand in the rapidly growing semiconductor market and supporting increasing stability in this vital supply chain. Corning's expansion efforts will create over 270 new jobs at its Village of Fairport location, which is scheduled to be completed in 2024. This will include the expansion of its administrative and manufacturing facilities, as well as the establishment of a Development and Engineering Center of Excellence nearby. Additionally, the company will equip a new Laser Optics production facility at Jetview Drive in the Town of Gates, which is targeted for completion in 2023.

"Corning has been an important part of the fabric of New York State manufacturing for nearly 170 years as a global leader in specialty glass and ceramics," Governor Hochul said. "I am proud to support the company's investments in Monroe County as we demonstrate New York's continued commitment to fostering the growth of innovative businesses that will move our communities forward and further cement New York as the national hub for semiconductor manufacturing."

Read the full press release here.