Chobani expands into Idaho, creates 300 new jobs
Over the summer, we shared with you the story of Chobani yogurt, a barely five-year-old company that leads sales in American-made Greek yogurt.
Today, Chobani is expanding its yogurt empire. The company has opened a brand new, 1 million square foot plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. The new plant will employ 300 people.
Stephanie Strom at the New York Times spoke with Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya, who referenced the multiplier effect of the new factory and its jobs:
Mr. Ulukaya said for every 10 jobs it creates directly, it is expected to create roughly 66 additional jobs in ancillary businesses. 'The state expects the total economic impact of our business there to be $1.3 billion,' he said.
Read more here.
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