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Ginsberg's Foods invests $11.3m, employs in Columbia County

Staff writer ▼ | December 16, 2013
Ginsberg's Foods, Inc., the largest independent food service distributor in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley with clients in five states, will expand its operations in Columbia County.
Ginsberg's Foods
Ginsberg's FoodsGinsberg's Foods, Inc., the largest independent food service distributor in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley with clients in five states, will expand its operations in Columbia County.


Ginsberg's Foods will invest $11.3 million to construct a 65,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse, allowing the company to expand selections across all of their product lines, creating 51 new jobs and retaining 233 existing jobs.

"Over the last three years, state government has been actively partnering with businesses to help them grow and thrive right here in New York State. Ginsberg's Foods is a family-run business that has grown into a well-known wholesale food service distributor serving customers throughout the Northeast and actively supporting the local farming community.

"The State's support of this expansion project will help to create and protect hundreds of local jobs and ensure that Ginsberg's Foods remains a vibrant source of economic activity in the region," Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.

"Columbia County has been home to our business for more than a century,” says Ginsberg's Foods CEO David Ginsberg. “So when the time came to expand, we wanted to stay right here. Not only has this been a good base of operations for us, but the majority of our employees are local residents. Thanks to the support of the county and the state, we can take this opportunity to move forward while still retaining the best of our current situation. It's a win-win for everyone."

During the search for a suitable building site, Ginsberg's Foods considered moving to neighboring states, but ultimately chose to stay in New York. To assist with this job creation project, Empire State Development is providing Ginsberg's with nearly $1 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs program tax credits.

In addition, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) is providing $516,000 in New York State Community Development Block Grant funds that will be used to offset the costs of fixtures and equipment.


 

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