Batavia, New York, 24th Congressional District
In 2019, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. (UNC) acquired a vacant 50,000 sq. ft yogurt manufacturing facility in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. The closing of the previous business had resulted in job losses and negatively impacted area dairy farmers who sold to the facility. The Town’s grant to UNC helped to expand job opportunities for low/moderate income individuals and to support area farmers.
An onsite monitoring of the Town of Batavia and Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc was conducted on June 7, 2023. The project is complete, awaiting final administrative closeout.
Benefits & Innovation
The investment enhanced Upstate Niagara Cooperative’s position in local agri-business and created 63 new jobs in this important manufacturing sector.
Upstate Niagara Coorperative, Inc.
Andrew Maguire, Utility Operations Manager, Town of Batavia
Lezlie Farrell, CFO, Genessee Gateway Local Development Corp.