June 20, 2012

Statement from Speaker Silver on
Job-Creating Brewery Bills

Our actions to support craft breweries will provide an economic boost to these local employers, their communities, and New York State as a whole. By enacting a brewers' tax credit, creating a State Liquor Authority beer label registration fee exemption for small breweries, and creating a new farm brewery license, we are supporting the future of a growing industry in the Empire State.

These measures will help create jobs, revitalize our local economies, and produce another great 'Made In New York' product. These actions by the State will help small businesses grow and become tourism destinations, and allow farmers to diversify their crops and income.