SnackCraft is establishing their U.S. headquarter in the city of Kenwood with an estimated investment of $41.75 million. Moreover, the project will also get support from Michigan Strategic Fund. In addition, SnackCraft’s move to United States will lead to the creation of 185 good-paying jobs.
Demand of SnackCraft products within United States
SnackCraft is a Greece-based manufacturer of high-quality snack food. Recently, the snacks manufacturer has announced that they are setting up their base in United States as well. Previously, SnackCraft started their business in Greece back in 2008. The company specializes in R&D and the manufacture of high-quality, natural baked snacks which are free from allergens and artificial ingredients. In addition, they also manufacture rackers, crisps and baked goods made of unique ingredients like lentil flour, chickpea flour etc. Significantly, the demand of its products has increased globally including the United States market. Hence, the snacks company has announced its plans to enter the U.S. market and open a manufacturing facility in Kenwood.
“Congratulations to the team at SnackCraft on your growth and success. We are excited to welcome you to Michigan and appreciate this vote of confidence in the strength of our talented workforce and attractive business climate. We are grateful to the Governor, legislators and local officials for their continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program. We’re pleased to work with local partners like The Right Place and the city of Kentwood to bring these high-wage jobs to West Michigan, and we look forward to welcoming more companies like SnackCraft to Michigan.” Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board said in a statement.
Employment opportunities and support from Michigan Strategic Fund
In addition, the Greek snacks manufacturer has shown intent of creating 185 new jobs at the new facility. Moreover, they have also received support of $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. SnackCraft’s commitment to Michigan builds on the state’s ongoing support of its robust agribusiness industry. “Michigan is quickly becoming known worldwide as the place to be for new and expanding food and agricultural businesses. We’re thrilled Snack Craft has chosen to bring its global presence here and call Michigan home. Thanks to continued investment and incentives, Snack Craft will help create an estimated 185 high-wage jobs for Michiganders while creating new opportunities for our famers. Snack Craft is a wonderful example what can happen when we work together to grow Michigan’s diverse food and agriculture sector.” MDARD Director Gary McDowell said in a statement.
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