Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced state funding for a cheese processing facility to be built in Livingston County.
Cuomo says the state is contributing $2 million toward the nearly $50 million facility which will be built in the Town of York.
The facility is collaboration between Craig’s Station Ventures, Denmark-based Arla Foods and Dairy Farmers of America which is a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative.
It’s expected that plant will create 30 jobs and produce about 15 million pounds of cheese annually, which will then be transported and packaged for retail sale.
Construction of the facility is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
Empire State Development will provide more than $2 million in funding to support the project including $1.3 million from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative and up to $700,000 will be awarded in tax credits in return for the creation of the 30 jobs. The project was also helped by a $506,000 grant awarded to Livingston County by New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
Cuomo says the new cheese plant will support upstate dairy farmers and bring more New York products to the national stage.