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Economic Development Bringing Infrastructure, Investment, Jobs, and Opportunities to Chenango County Commerce Chenango Economic Development and its partner agencies – Development Chenango Corporation and the Chenango County Industrial Development Agency – have been very busy during the last few years. These organizations play a vital role in the economic growth of Chenango County. Following is a snapshot of Expansion and Retention recent accomplishments. Chobani, Inc. Projects – Columbus, NY Economic Development Over the last six years, Commerce Chenango Infrastructure Economic Development has been involved in numerous expansion projects at Chobani’s Columbus, Foreign-Trade Zone #285, NY facility. Whether providing tax abatements to assist Chenango County in the construction of a 150,000-square-foot warehouse Development Chenango was granted authority in 2013 or writing grant applications for state funding, to establish Chenango County as Foreign-Trade Zone Commerce Chenango ED staff has supported Chobani #285. An FTZ is a federally designated area in the U.S. in investing millions and creating over a thousand new that allows businesses to import and export goods in jobs in five years in Chenango County. and out of the zone with lower duty fees, duty deferrals, or no duty fees. This economic development tool could GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc. Project, allow your business to find benefits in Chenango that Chenango County – Norwich, NY are not available in most upstate New York counties. Development Chenango and Chenango County recently secured a $480,000 Community Development Railroad Project, Chenango County Block Grant on behalf of GOLDEN Artist Colors to A $4.7 million grant with the Federal Economic help the New Berlin-based business expand to a vacant Development Administration (EDA) was awarded to the 45,000-square-foot building in Norwich. GOLDEN County of Chenango Industrial Development Agency Artist Colors is a manufacturer of professional grade in May 2013, to revitalize the Utica Main Line Railroad. acrylic paint that has been expanding its product line This grant leveraged an additional $772,422 in funding since 1980. It is anticipated that the project will create that was approved by NYS DOT in late 2011. The 37 new full-time jobs over the next five years. county’s portion of the line was heavily damaged by flooding in 2006 and 2011. It is the only north-south rail line in the county, and the restoration of the line will create more competitive freight transportation options for businesses. 16


Chenango County Relocation & Community Guide
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