Goya Foods plans to build its second United States cannery on the property located adjacent to the existing Igloo Products facility.
The decision to locate the plant was spurred, in part, by substantial tax abatement from Waller County.
The county approved a 100 percent tax abatement on all real property improvements and select machinery for 10 years.
The new plant is expected to bring as many as 115 jobs to Waller County, according to Waller County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Vince Yokom.
Goya already operates a food distribution facility in the West Houston area. That facility may ultimately be relocated to the Waller County location; however, company officials stressed no final decision on the move has yet been made.
Founded by Spanish immigrants in 1936 as a storefront in lower Manhattan, Goya has earned the distinction of being the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S.
To date, the company has expanded operations throughout the country, the Caribbean and Europe, employs nearly 3,500 people and distributes more than 1,600 food products.
With new businesses, new jobs will come and so will new neighbors! This is good news for our area and economy!
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