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New York’s Wine Industry is 3rd in Nation

New York state’s wine industry — from grape growing to sales – yields an annual economic impact of $6.65 billion. It is the 3rd leading wine-producing state in the U.S. and has created nearly 80,000 jobs, according to a recently released analysis commissioned by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. New York’s wine industry 3rd largest in the nation Its size notwithstanding, New York’s wine and grape business is controlled mostly by small, family-owned producers, NYW&G…

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New York Businesses Selected as Finalists in Grow-NY Food Business Competition

Seven New York businesses were among eighteen companies selected to take part in the first round of the state-funded Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. The finalists were chosen from nearly 200 startups that had submitted applications to the contest, which seeks outstanding ideas for new food, beverage or agriculture businesses. An additional two rounds of competition will ultimately select seven winners who will be awarded a total of $3 million, paid in stages based…