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City Ward One Councilman William Cox was approved by the Town of Batavia Planning Board Tuesday evening to relocate his Marktec Products, Inc. into the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

Cox is now one step closer to moving his marking and labeling distributorship off of Ellicott Street, a move he believes will pay great dividends. Last week,
Cox explained to WBTA that he does 50% of his dealings with food manufacturers. With the Agri-Business park based around food processing, Cox hopes that he'll gain clients who develop nearby.

Planning Board member Paul Marchese expressed doubt that Cox's business actually fit the mold of an Agri-Business. But Mark Masse of the Genesee County Economic Development Center explained.

"We think it's a good fit for the park, if we're bringing in food processors, to have a local place to use in their production facilities," Masse said. "We'd much rather have them do that locally, obviously. And having (Cox) in the park makes it easier for them."

Cox's site plan was unanimously approved. His next step will be to buy the two-acre parcel he has applied for.


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