February 10, 2022
Governor Kathy Hochul announced that custom ingredient maker, and Brown & Weinraub client, Baldwin Richardson Foods is investing $50 million to expand its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Wayne County with the help of public funding. Empire State Development has offered up to $2.5 million in Excelsior Jobs Tax Program credits in exchange for job creation commitments and a $2 million Capital Grant. Wayne County, RG&E and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting the transformative project. "New York is incredibly proud to continue our support for Baldwin Richardson Foods as it creates new, top-quality jobs for the hard-working men and women in the Finger Lakes region, strengthening the local economy," Governor Hochul said. Erin Tolefree, President of Baldwin Richardson Foods said, "Baldwin Richardson Foods pairs a legacy of customer commitment with state-of-the-art technology to stay at the forefront of innovation. This significant investment will enable us to strengthen not only that commitment but also the economy of Wayne County and the Finger Lakes Region as we provide new jobs and the environmental stewardship necessary for a sustainable future. We look forward to continued partnership to revitalize the communities of this region."