Governor Cuomo Announces $185,000 in Grants Awarded to Livingston County to Pave the way for New Craft Beverage Trail

County Picks Winners of Brew In Livingston Business Plan, Establishes Livingston County Brewing Initiative Microenterprise Program

March 17, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $185,000 has been awarded to Livingston County for the development of a new craft beverage trail. Funding was awarded by New York State through the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council and the region's Finger Lakes Forward economic development initiative, which is driving revitalization efforts throughout the region. The funds will help establish a Brewing Microenterprise Program, beginning with four local businesses that will create 16 full time jobs and leverage $400,000 in additional resources from across the region.

"By cutting red tape, lowering costs, and providing more opportunities for businesses to grow, New York has helped foster a booming craft beverage industry that is creating jobs, boosting tourism and supporting our local farms, along with producing some of the world's best beer, wine, cider and spirits," Governor Cuomo said. "Our investments continue to spur economic development in communities across the state, and with the creation of a new craft beverage trail, the Finger Lakes will attract even more visitors to experience all that the region has to offer."

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