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Genesee County’s Economic Development Center has announced tax breaks and grants for two local business ventures.

O-AT-KA Milk on Ellicott Street in the City has received a $204,000 sales tax exemption, and an additional $148,028 in "EZ" benefits. O-AT-KA will be adding a large-scale expansion in their milk processing facility. The project will allow O-AT-KA to increase production of ultra-filtered milk ingredients, which are "currently sourced outside the U.S." The company will also be able to use dairy by-products created at the plant as methane gas fuel inside the plant.

The expansion purports to create 14 new jobs.

And Baskin Livestock on Creek Road in the Town of Batavia, received $300,000 in grants from National Grid and Empire State Development. Baskin is adding a dog food vendor to the company’s livestock feed line-up. That portion of the business will be located in the 84 Lumber building.

Baskin is also purchasing several new dryer machines. 


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