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Herkimer Foods gets economic development grant

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Herkimer Foods was all smiles Wednesday morning as State Sen. James Seward announced an economic development grant that will go toward helping the Ilion-based cheese company.

The grant is designed to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Company representatives say the Internet is becoming more friendly for selling higher-end artisan products. Execs hope new marketing strategies will increase demand of the product nationwide.

"We want the opportunity to interact more directly with our customers," said Michael Basloe of Herkimer Foods.

Once the upgrades are complete, Herkimer Foods will bring in more employees from the area.

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