Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) was in Rochester Wednesday for a progress report on a high-tech project the state helped fund.
Three early stage companies - Intrinsiq Materials, Quintel USA and Omni-ID - have set up shop at Kodak's Eastman Business Park.
The venture-backed project was first announced two years ago.
Since then, the three companies have filled 39 jobs. The target date for the 250 jobs originally pledged is still about three years away.
"When you're working with emerging companies, it takes longer," said Greater Rochester Enterprise CEO Mark Peterson, who was involved in landing the project. "This is a milestone today because we're at a start point where now we're really going to start to see movement."