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Craft beverage manufacturers up 50 percent since 2014

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The number of craft beverage manufacturers has grown by 50 percent since the Craft New York Act was enacted in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Since then, 340 new craft beverage businesses have opened across the state. The bulk are craft breweries (178), followed by 67 craft distillers, 60 wineries and farm wineries and 35 cideries.

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Number of Craft Alcohol Producers Surges in New York

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Consumer demand for locally made, handcrafted beer, wine, cider and liquor has caused the number of New York alcohol manufacturers to surge in recent years.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday reported that the number of craft alcohol producers has grown by 340, or 50 percent, since 2014, when a new series of incentives for the industry was enacted.

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Shaw Invests $184M in Alabama Fiber Production Plant

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Flooring manufacturer Shaw Industries Inc. announced an investment of $184 million to expand and upgrade its fiber manufacturing facility in Andalusia, AL on Tuesday, according to a Alabama Department of Commerce press release.

“These investments will ensure the long-term viability of this critical operation within Shaw’s portfolio of manufacturing facilities. They are designed to improve the plant’s ability to compete successfully in the marketplace for the short and long term,” said the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer Vance Bell in a statement.

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Businesses to Create 30,000 Plus Jobs in Indiana

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oday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the end of a record-breaking year for economic development with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) securing 293 commitments from companies across the country and around the world to locate or grow in Indiana. Together, these businesses plan to invest more than $7.04 billion in their Indiana operations and create up to 30,158 new Hoosier jobs in the coming years – the highest annual commitment in IEDC history.

“Our efforts to diversify Indiana’s economy and share the Hoosier story with a global audience paid off with a record-setting year for job commitments in 2017,” Governor Holcomb said. “From home-grown small businesses to international Fortune 500 companies, organizations of all sizes are choosing to invest in Indiana because of our best-in-the Midwest job climate and a Hoosier workforce that’s second to none. Of course, records were made to be broken, and we will continue our work to take Indiana to the next level in 2018, ensuring the Hoosier state is the very best place to start a business, grow a business, and get a job.” 

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