As Eastman Kodak Company transforms its legendary manufacturing complex, once devoted exclusively to the production of photographic equipment and materials, the management of the Eastman Business Park reached out to me (Professor Frank Cost at RIT) to involve students in learning opportunities centered in a new customer-education and workforce development center planned for the Park.
As plans for redevelopment of the Park into a “live, work, learn, and play” community unfold, a desire to document the site from the air throughout the process was identified as a potential area of collaboration.
Kodak describes the manufacturing site northwest of downtown Rochester as follows:
Eastman Business Park is a 1,200-acre RD and manufacturing campus with over 16 million square feet of multi-scale manufacturing, distribution, lab and office space. There are currently almost 100 companies onsite employing over 6,000 people,