Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Study Planned on Economic Impact of Finger Lakes Grape and Wine Region

More news from Jim Trezise of the New York State Wine and Grape Foundation:

The economic impact of the Finger Lakes grape and wine industry is featured in a newsletter from the New York State Department of Labor.

Written by Kevin Jacks, the article starts with a great quote from the New York Time's Eric Asimov ("Really, if you haven't tried any wines from the Finger Lakes in recent years, you're missing out."), and then highlights the various ways in which our industry is a major economic engine.

Read it at  http://www.labor.state.ny.us/stats/PDFs/enys0313.pdf 

Of course, we've known that for years, with studies to prove it. I'm delighted to report we will soon be launching an updated and expanded economic study that hopefully will be done by the end of the year. The last one, based on 2008 data, showed our industry generates annual economic benefits to the state exceeding $3.76 billion.

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