California food producer to expand in New Mexico

Oct 7, 2014 5:13 PM by News Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California-based food producer plans to expand its operation to New Mexico.

State and local officials said Tuesday that Flagship Food Group will open a manufacturing plant in Albuquerque. Dozens of workers will be hired within the first year, and the plant could result in as many as 300 jobs over the next few years.

The Bernalillo County Commission recently gave initial approval to a $10 million industrial revenue bond package that would finance equipment and building improvements.

The county says the package will allow Flagship Foods to take advantage of certain tax breaks.

The company plans to make 505 Southwestern and other food products at the new location. The products include salsas and sauces that use New Mexico green chile and other locally grown products.

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