A California-based business has decided to expand operations in Las Cruces. The move is said to provide much needed manufacturing jobs to the city.
New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez and other elected representatives, along with area business leaders where in Las Cruces Monday morning to welcome Franco Whole Foods to New Mexico.
The company is national supplier of uncooked tortillas to companies like Whole Foods and Costco.
Franco Whole Foods will be renovating a West Amador warehouse in Las Cruces that has been vacant for almost eleven years.
The company has plans to open a factory bringing 160 manufacturing jobs to Las Cruces.
Governor Martinez said that companies opening and expanding along the border region have begun a ripple effect of economic growth for communities in Doña Ana County, like Las Cruces.
“We’ve been celebrating a lot of openings in Santa Teresa, but you can see now how it’s starting to spread to other parts of the county and that’s what’s exciting,” says Governor Martinez.
The State of New Mexico will put forth $75,000 in local economic development funds to help with the costs of bringing the facility up to current standards.
Due to required renovations there is not a date set yet on when the factory will be hiring and starting operations in Las Cruces.