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HP Hood Project Adds to Milestone Achievements at Ag Park
BATAVIA, NY – The proposal reviewed by the Genesee County Economic Development Center for HP Hood’s $120 million expansion at its September 7, 2023 board meeting marks a significant milestone for the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in the town of Batavia.
Since opening in 2011, the Ag Park and supporting infrastructure has generated investments of approximately $607 million by HP Hood, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Marktec Products, and O-AT-KA Milk Products that have resulted in a cluster with over 1.2 million sq. ft. of food and beverage facilities employing over 1,000 professionals in the food processing industry, which is the leading employment sector in Genesee County and GLOW region.
Project Joins List of $100 Million Investments in Geneseee County
HP Hood’s investment also marks another $100+ million project in Genesee County, and the fifth largest in the county’s history, four of which have been announced in just the past year. These projects include
Plug Power’s expansion announced by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul in 2023 in which the company will be investing an additional $377 million on top of the $290 million investment Plug Power announced in 2021 at Western New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park
Edwards announced a $319 million project at STAMP in 2023
Horizon Acres Associates announced a $142 million multi-phase development in the town of Pembroke.