According to a press release by the NC Governor’s office, “the project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for grant funds. All One NC grants require a local government match.”
“Snyder’s-Lance has called North Carolina home for more than 100 years and we are proud to expand our operations here and continue to invest in the future growth of our great company,” said Carl Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer. “North Carolina is a great place to do business and we appreciate the support of our city, county and state partners.”
The company has now pledged to create at least 100 new jobs, with an average starting salary of $45,000 in their South Charlotte production plant:
Most of the jobs will include engineers, mechanics, sanitation, warehouse and machine operators.