Many people, including local government officials are now watching to see what will happen next as the photo giant emerges from 20 months of bankruptcy.
Local leaders aren't sure what the new Kodak will look like or if it will be a prominent player on the Rochester business scene, but say it's important that Kodak get out of bankruptcy.
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards described that chapter in the company's history as grinding and uncertain. Richards said now that the bankruptcy process is over, it's time to focus on the new Rochester.
"Kodak will be a part of it. By their own definition a much smaller part of it, and much less defining this community. So we need to keep working on how it is that we're going to be a new city with a different transformed economy which Kodak plays a part in but doesn't dominate," said Rochester Mayor Tom Richards.
Mayor Richards said one of his main priorities in making Eastman Business Park successful. He believes Eastman Business Park could emerge as a larger entity than the new Kodak.