ALBANY N.Y. – The governor hosted dozens of beer, wine and spirit producers and farmers who met for the first summit to talk about ways to grow their industry, two years ago. Tuesday the governor is to hold this event again.
Since then, the state has been helping these businesses with marketing efforts, allowing them to sell and provide samples of their products at special events and also streamline the business.
The governor created a one stop shop, making it easier for beer, wine and spirits producers having a single point of government contact for help with licensing and regulations.
The governor has also signed legislation over the past couple years to help these businesses grow.
The number of microbreweries has been popping up throughout the state. In 2011 the state went from 40 to 93 today.
Governor Cuomo's wine, beer spirits and cider summit starts at 10 Tuesday morning at the Egg Theater at the Empire State Plaza.