Empire State Development (ESD) today announced electronics design and contract manufacturer Z-Axis is again updating its facility in the Village of Phelps in Ontario County to better serve its customers. The project will include the installation of upgraded equipment and additional surface mount technology (SMT) lines. As a result of the latest upgrades, the successful high-tech business plans to create up to 20 new jobs over the next three years; 80 jobs will be retained. ESD is providing up to $150,000 for the project through the Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for the company’s job creation commitment. Greater Rochester Enterprise also assisted with this project.