Senator Helming joined state and local officials to welcome Michigan's Blake Farms to Wayne County.
Empire State Development announced that Michigan-based hard cider manufacturer Blake Farms has committed to expanding its operations into New York State. Citing an increased demand for its products, the company will establish operations at a site located on Lummisville Road in the Town of Wolcott in Wayne County, pledging to create up to 69 new jobs in the Finger Lakes region. Blake Farms had considered expanding elsewhere but selected Wayne County for this project due to its renowned reputation as the top apple-producing county in all of New York State.
Senator Helming said, "There is no better place to grow a cider business than Wayne County – the apple capital of New York State! From the amazing apples grown by our local farmers to the critical business development support provided by Cornell AgriTech, the Finger Lakes is a vital hub for food, beverage and agribusiness. I am thrilled to welcome Blake Farms to Wayne County and the 54th District. Thank you to Andrew Blake and everyone at Blake Farms for their investment in our community."
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