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Grow-NY competition open to applications again (access required)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (second from left)  congratulates the $1 million prize winners of the Grow-NY competition: RealEats of America's CEO Dan Wise, culinary advisor Aliya LeeKong, and chief operating officer Keith Lydon.

The application window to enter the $3 million Grow-NY business competition is now open.  Empire State Development and the Cornell Center for Economic Development both announced on Tuesday that the competition is opening up for its second round of applications, ...

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Young brings rural and legislative know-how to new Center of Excellence (access required)

Catharine Young of Olean is the Executive Diretcor of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food & Agriculture

Catharine Young didn’t change much about her living situation when she became head of the new Center of Excellence in Geneva last March. Young had spent 20 years on the road, commuting between her home in Olean and Albany, where ...

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Geneva’s RealEats America wins $1 million top prize in Grow-NY competition (access required)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (second from left)  congratulates the $1 million prize winners of the Grow-NY competition: RealEats of America's CEO Dan Wise, culinary advisor Aliya LeeKong, and chief operating officer Keith Lydon.

New York is about to get more real. More RealEats America, that is. The Geneva meal-subscription company won the top, $1 million prize in the competition for start-up companies featured in the Grow-NY Food & Ag Summit ending Wednesday evening. ...

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Food experts discuss what the consumer wants (access required)

Representatives of Ag Voice from Georgia, standing, make a pitch for their company to seated judges at the Grow-NY competition.

Consumers want their food choices to be fresh, local, “clean,” healthy, decadent, plant-based, full of taste, packaged in a recycled container, and made by a company that has a social conscience and doesn’t harm the environment. Those were some of ...

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Three local or soon-to-be local companies are finalists for Grow-NY competition (access required)

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Eighteen finalists, including three from the Rochester area, have been selected in the first round of the state’s Grow-NY food and agriculture innovation competition. Competitors must present their business plans for consideration in a competition to win a top prize ...

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Big interest exhibited in Grow-NY agricultural business competition (access required)

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The inaugural Grow-NY agricultural business competition has attracted nearly 200 applications hoping to win start-up money to launch a venture in the Finger Lakes region. The applicants are competing to be among the 20 finalists who will have a chance ...

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Grow-NY competition will encourage agriculture and food entrepreneurs (access required)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at the announcement of the new Grow-NY competition. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

Agricultural and food entrepreneurs in the Finger Lakes and two adjoining regions may compete for up to $1 million in a new business stimulation competition announced Friday. The Grow-NY competition is funded by $21 million in prize money over three ...

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