HENRIETTA — IDEX Health & Science is expected to build a Optical Center of Excellence in Henrietta.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that John Street Realty plans to break ground for the photonics manufacturer this fall, and will eventually be able to support 220 jobs.

There is expected to be 34 new full time jobs. IDEX will retain 186 jobs.

The new 100,000-square-foot facility will hold IDEX's life science, semi-conductor, and defense businesses. It will be located on John Street, off of Lehigh Station Road in Henrietta.

Empire state Development is giving up to $2.4 million through the Excelsior Jobs Program. The money is contingent on job creation.

"The Finger Lakes is a growing global hub for the optics, photonics and imaging industries helping to spur economic growth and create jobs across the region," Cuomo said. "With this expansion, this successful company will stay in the region, creating jobs for New Yorkers while continuing to push the Finger Lakes forward."

Gus Salem, president of IDEX Health & Science, stated, "We selected the Rochester area for our new facility due to its strong history in optics technology and its base of people, universities and supporting businesses. We are pleased we can maintain our base of existing employees and business functions in the Finger Lakes Region. We are very thankful for the support of Empire State Development, New York State, and local governments that helped make this project possible."