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April 25, 2014

Funds for expansion headed to Meat Co.

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Through the second round of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, the project was awarded a total of $465,000.

It was identified as a regional priority by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, with funding approved last week by Empire State Development Board of Directors.

“Targeted investments in local job-creating industries are helping bring economic growth to communities in Essex County and across the state,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“By crafting a regionally tailored, job-growth strategy, the North Country REDC is helping leverage smart investments like this one to grow the local economy.”

Some of the other praise for the project came from:

Empire State Development President, CEO and commissioner Kenneth Adams: “Adirondack Meat Company’s success is the result of true collaboration among many partners on the federal, state and local level, and ESD applauds the North Country Regional Economic Development Council for investing in their growth.”

Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh): “Agricultural growth continues to bring much-needed jobs and economic activity to the North Country. Adding this USDA-certified facility gives a boost to our local livestock farmers and encourages the long-term sustainable growth of the industry in this region.”

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury): “I am very pleased to see the progress being made by Adirondack Meat Company, knowing how important this food-processing facility is to farmers in the North Country and how beneficial it will be for our local economy. This is a great private and public collaboration; jobs are already being created with more on the way.”

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-Queensbury): “Once again, we celebrate a big win for the North Country by expanding economic development opportunities and strengthening our agricultural businesses. Congratulations to the Adirondack Meat Company for their vision and creation of this much needed facility.”

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