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Craft Beverage

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Industry Contact Regional Director Stefan Fleming
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New York State is a Craft Beverage Leader

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Alcoholic beverage manufacturing has changed, especially in New York State — in fact, no state has done more to assist and promote the craft beverage industry. To benefit the state’s dynamic ecosystem  of independent brewers, vintners and distillers, we’ve worked collaboratively with the industry to transform our laws and add business-friendly legislation to support a craft beverage renaissance throughout New York. Wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries are synonymous with New York  thanks to the state’s continued focus on this industry.

Craft Beverage Micro Grant Program

Nearly $4.8 million has been awarded to support 108 projects across the state through the Craft Beverage Micro Grant Program. Visit the Regional Economic Development Council website in 2024 for more on funding opportunities.

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New York State’s roster of craft beverage manufacturers includes: 450+ wineries, 500+ breweries, 200+ distilleries and 100+ cideries and meaderies.

*Source: New York State Liquor Authority, January 2023 


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New York State ranks among the top 5 states for the number of breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries.

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Opportunities to grow your business in New York State

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Tax-Based Incentives

All forms of tax incentives that enable savings and cost advantages to businesses.

Operational Support

Programs offering assistance or training to ensure more competitive businesses.

Growth Support

Funds, loans and other means of financial support to stimulate business growth.
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Innovation Development Support

Financial incentives to foster university collaboration, research and innovation.

Industry Contacts

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