Three high-tech firms unveil plans for growth
Rochester companies CloudCheckr, Mastodon Design and Calero Software will expand and create jobs, growing the area’s high-technology ecosystem, state officials say.
Cloud management platform company CloudCheckr will expand its headquarters in Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone through a $6.7 million project, creating upto 397 new high technology jobs. Communication hardware manufacturing specialist Mastodon Design has moved into a 34,000 square-foot facility on Science Parkway, with plans for 235 new jobs, while Calero Software will significantly grow its operations and create up to 100 new jobs over the next five years.
“Rochester is quickly gaining a reputation as the home of some of the most innovative tech companies in the region thanks in part to targeted state investments and our locally-driven approach to economic development,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “The investments by these companies to expand in the region will create new, good-paying jobs and help ensure all the arrows continue pointing in the right direction for the Finger Lakes region.”
CloudCheckr serves large enterprises, managed service providers and the public sector with a software-as-a-service platform that makes the most complex cloud infrastructures easy to manage and secure with immediate result. Empire State Development is assisting CloudCheckr with its expansion plan by providing up to $8 million through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for job creation commitments. CloudCheckr expects to complete the expansion sometime in the summer of 2025. Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise also assisted with this project.
Founded in 2013, Mastodon Design are experts in the rapid design and manufacturing of rugged signals intelligence & communications products and solutions. To facilitate Mastodon Design’s $4.75 million expansion and relocation, Empire State Development will provide up to $3 million through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. The city of Rochester, Monroe County, and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with the project.
Calero Software, which maintains its largest operating facility in Rochester, plans to expand its business in a building located at 1040 University Ave. To support this project, ESD is providing up to $1 million through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job creation commitments. The total project cost has been placed at $3 million. The company expects to be operating at the new location in the first quarter of 2020.