Upstate Economy

Innovation Trail: Carestream Expanding in Canandaigua

Kodak spinoff Carestream Health is launching a $3 million partnership with the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me Some Tech

Universities produce tons of great ideas. The problem is that very few of them ever reach their full economic potential. A local showcase is trying to change that.

Innovation Conversation: Will You Stay or Will You Go?

WXXI's Innovation Trail project is hosting a discussion at the "We Live NY" conference about keeping young people in New York State.

Nanotechnology Drives Fuel Cost Savings

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains how a Rochester company is using nanotechnology to help ease the pain of higher fuel costs.

Solar Company & Kodak Await Federal Grant

An $8 million Department of Energy grant could pave the way for solar cell manufacturer Natcore to move into Kodak's Eastman Business Park.

Innovation Trail: Wind Firm to Stay in NY, But at What Cost?

A wind energy company is at the center of a battle between New York and Pennsylvania. WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward follows the money - taxpayer money.

New York Ski Areas Turn to Wind Power

Snowmaking keeps ski areas' trails open even when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, but the high energy costs associated with it have operators looking at alternatives.

Innovation Trail: The Power of Worms

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward visited a local business using 60 milllion worms to create plant fertilizer that is in high demand.

Innovation Trail: Merger for Local Infotonics Ctr.

The Infotonics Technology Center in Canandaigua is partnering with Albany's Center for Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology.

Need to Know Rochester: Frontier CEO Maggie Wilderotter

She's on Fortune's list of most powerful women and Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter appeared on WXXI-TV.