SK Food Group chooses Columbus after nationwide search for new facility

Columbus beat out cities including Phoenix, Arizona and Reno, Nevada for SK Food Group’s next facility location that will bring 305 jobs to the area, Columbus Business First reports. SK Food Group “produces sandwiches, wraps, protein snacks, flatbreads, burgers and more” in its eight locations across North America, according to the article. The company will lease a 144,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, “in addition to retaining its existing manufacturing plant in Groveport,” which has about 600 employees with $25 million in payroll. Dan Barton, chief operating officer for SK Food Group, said the talent pipeline in Columbus was a key reason to locate here. Columbus City Council approved “a five-year incentive of 30%, or 35% for in-Columbus hires,” which will save the company $465,000 to $542,000 “if it creates all 305 pledged jobs,” and will “net the city more than $1 million in new income tax.” For more, read the full article.

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