Panther Graphics Announces Expansion and Job Creation
Rochester Chamber member Panther Graphics announced that it has expanded its operations in downtown Rochester with the installation of a new offset printing press. State support for the project required the creation of 10 new full-time jobs by 2018, a provision that has already been met with five more open positions still to be filled. 16 jobs were also retained at the graphic design firm.
Panther Graphics President Daryll “Tony” Jackson, Sr. said, “Panther Graphics is very proud to be a part of the City of Rochester’s business community for close to 25 years. Our growth and success is the result of positive relationships with many strong partners who recognize not just the value of our products, but also the value of our people, and our commitment to community. In partnership with New York State, we are proud to be able to offer even more good jobs with good wages for even more people in Rochester. We thank Empire State Development, Governor Cuomo and all our state leaders for recognizing and contributing to our future growth.”
Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Supporting the growth of downtown businesses is an important part of the regionally designed, Finger Lakes Forward economic development plan. For nearly twenty-five years, Panther Graphics has invested in Rochester and we’re confident that their expansion will bring continued success.”
Empire State Development is assisting Panther Graphics with the expansion by providing up to $150,000 through the Excelsior Tax Credit program in exchange for job creation commitments. The company invested $625,000 in the project, which included the installation of the new printing press.
Founded in 1993, Panther Graphics, located on Central Avenue, provides complete capability for long and short runs of printed products of every description, access to graphic art and creative services, fulfillment and inventory management. The company’s work includes designs featured in annual reports, banners and signs, marketing collateral and several other products. The company also offers assembly, packaging and shipping services.