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HP Hood is Genesee County's 2020 Economic Development Partner of the Year

Posted by admin at 8:00 AM on Feb 24, 2020

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BATAVIA, NY - The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) has announced that HP Hood will receive the Economic Development Partner of the Year award at the agency’s annual business meeting on March 6, 2020 at Batavia Downs.  Approximately 250 business, government, community and economic developments leaders are expected to attend the annual meeting.

HP Hood is o ne of the country's largest branded food and beverage companies with 13 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. More than 250 food and beverage professionals are now employed at HP Hood's Batavia facility in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. Theresa Bresten, Vice President and Treasurer for HP Hood, will be accepting the award on behalf of the company.

“Since opening its doors in Genesee County in 2017, HP Hood has been a model for success,” said GCEDC President and CEO Steve Hyde. “The company continues to create jobs and is the latest success story in Genesee County’s proud dairy industry.”

Hp Hood has invested more than $200 million in expanding, improving, and operating its world-class 448,000 square-foot facility at the Agri-Business Park. The facility occupies 82 acres, and the company recently purchased 22 additional acres to accomodate future growth.

“HP Hood is honored to have been selected as the GCEDC 2020 Partner of the Year,” said Hood spokesperson Theresa Bresten. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done together to bring new jobs to the local community. We look forward to continuing our partnership with GCEDC in enriching the economy of Genesee County and New York.”

Bresten will be accepting the award on behalf of the company at the meeting.

The theme of the 2020 annual meeting is “Success Starts Here”, including the growth of Batavia’s food and beverage hub. In the past ten years, companies in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park and surrounding companies have invested over $500 million into facilities that employ over 700 professionals and operate over 1 million square feet of operations. The event will focus on the GCEDC’s business accomplishments in 2019 and economic development goals and objectives for 2020.

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