Economic Development


Economic Development

Bush Brothers Relocating to Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Expanding Operations Capacity

Jan. 10, 2024
The move will add 25 jobs and give the company more processing, cold storage and office space.
Economic Development

WK Kellogg Co Receives Incentives to Retain Battle Creek, Mich., Cereal Plant Jobs

Dec. 13, 2023
Company reverses plan to shift some production to Canadian plant, costing some 170 employees their jobs, and could expand plant in the future.
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Legal Issues

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban on Cultured, Lab-Grown Meat in the State

Nov. 15, 2023
Republican member of the State House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 435 which would make the manufacture, sale, holding or distribution of cultured meat illegal....
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Plant Expansion

Halal-Certified Beef Bacon Processing Coming to Former Pie Facility in Nebraska

Nov. 8, 2023
McCook, Neb.-based Copperstone Foods plans to process 30,000 pounds of beef bacon per day when operations begin next summer in The Village PieMaker’s former facility in Eustis...
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Capital Spending

The Cheesecake Factory Inc. to Build $74 Million Bakery Facility in Indiana

Oct. 26, 2023
New plant in Charlestown, Ind., will be the company’s third bakery production facility and will serve its own restaurants as well as retail and foodservice customers.
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Animal Proteins

Cargill to Fund Construction of Affordable Employee Housing in Fort Morgan, Colorado

Oct. 13, 2023
Shortage of affordable housing and child-care options has hampered many of the 2,000 employees at Cargill’s Fort Morgan beef-processing plant.
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Capital Spending

Walmart Announces Plan for New Milk Processing Plant in Valdosta, Georgia

Oct. 12, 2023
Retailer will own and operate the new Georgia facility, which is expected to open in 2025.
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Capital Spending

Custom Poultry Processor Jarrett Foods to Open New Plant in Lavonia, Georgia

Oct. 9, 2023
Further-processor will renovate and expand current building to cover 54,000 square feet of processing space for poultry cut-up, deboning, marination and packaging.
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Animal Proteins

Upside Foods Selects NW Chicago Suburb for New Cultivated Meat Plant

Sept. 14, 2023
The Berkeley, Calif., company’s new 187,000-square-foot facility is expected to eventually produce more than 30 million pounds annually.
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Economic Development

West Liberty Foods, Vertical Cold Storage Partner On New South Kansas City Complex

Jan. 25, 2023
West Liberty Foods is partnering with Vertical Cold Storage to construct a 327,000-square-foot combined food processing and cold storage complex south of Kansas City, Kan.
Capital Spending

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Building New Factory Outside of Kansas City

June 21, 2021
Hill's Pet Nutrition is investing more than $250 million to build a new factory in Tonganoxie, Kansas.
Economic Development

Food Inflation Spikes Globally

June 7, 2021
Food prices globally rose in May for the 12th month in a row, reaching a 40% year-over-year increase and sparking concern among economists and others.
Capital Spending

Frito-Lay Plans $235 Million Upgrade of Connecticut Plant

May 28, 2021
Adding two Cheetos lines will create 120 jobs.