The Mohawk Valley Food and Beverage Innovation Center and Market Street Development project addresses the intertwined problems of agricultural producer access to proximate urban markets, low median incomes and profitability for farmers, producer expansion through value-added production, and regional food producer collaboration. Furthermore, the proposed project will seek to decrease urban blight through remediation of a condemned building, to increase jobs in Otsego County’s largest city, and to partner with local workforce training initiatives to prepare hard-to-place workers in ag-related occupations.