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One of the world's largest beverage makers has committed to build a 363,000 square-foot factory in the Town of Batavia, bringing an estimated 186 jobs and $206-million of investment to Genesee County.

PepsiCo is reportedly also partnering with a German food processing firm known as Mueller.

Genesee County Economic Development Center President Steve Hyde confirmed the deal today. PepsiCo officials moved today to accept a large incentive package from the town, county and state, details of which include over $13-million in tax breaks.

Hyde put the project into perspective this afternoon, speaking with WBTA News.

"This manufacturing project is the largest we've been able to bring to Genesee County, since Sylvania televisions chose Batavia back in 1953," Hyde said.

Hyde stated that the projections are only "Phase One" projections; there may be room for astronomical growth if the company is successful.

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