NY SBDC Client Paradox Brewery Breaks Ground as part of Governor's "Gateway to the Adirondacks" Project
Groundbreaking at Paradox Brewery

Groundbreaking at Paradox Brewery
Albany - The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a groundbreaking celebration on April 11 featuring Paradox Brewery, as part of the Governor's "Gateway to the Adirondacks" project, and part of the State's Adventure NY initiative to enhance access to state lands and connect New Yorkers to nature and the outdoors. An estimated $25 million in public/private resources have been committed to the project to date. Paradox Brewery, a client of the NY Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was the first private investor to join the project.

More than 50 people were in attendance including DEC Commissioner Basil Segos, officers from DEC and Empire State Development (ESD), Town Supervisor Ron Moore, Gary Douglas from the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Angela Smith, Director of the North Country SBDC.

The brewery will be adjacent to the State Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area , located at the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson. The plan for the campground is to establish a gateway to the Adirondacks that will link local and regional outdoor recreation experiences in the Adirondack Park, bolster tourism, and strengthen the North Country's regional economy.

Paradox has purchased an 11.2-acre parcel at the site to build a new brewing facility, which includes a tap room where visitors can learn about the brewing operations and sample the brewery's products. Paradox will invest $5.2 million into the new facility, which includes construction, machinery and equipment, and the installation of a new waste treatment system. The new operation will also create about 30 new jobs.

“This new location, at the foot of a trail head, fits well with our Adirondack theme,” says Paul Mrocka, President and Founder of Paradox Brewery. “The mountain views are an ideal complement as our visitors experience Pure Adirondack Craft Beer.”

"This is proof that not all small businesses stay small,” says Smith. “The SBDC is often the first agency new business owners work with because every startup needs a solid business plans to pitch projects to lenders or investors. It is very rewarding to see a client like Paradox Brewery enjoy so much success and know that the NY SBDC played a small part early on during the expansion planning phase"

About the New York Small Business Development Center

The NY SBDC, administered by SUNY, has 23 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) and private university campuses. The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York.

Since 1984, the New York Small Business Development Center has provided small business assistance to New York small businesses. The NY SBDC has helped more than 450,000 New York entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow and expand their business and local economies by investing $6.2 billion, creating and preserving more than 195,000 jobs. For more information about the SBDC, visit www.nysbdc.org.

About the State University of New York

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 463,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses, and online through Open SUNY. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

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