The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in Salt Lake City, UT approved the expansion of WhiteWave Foods—parent company to plant-based brands such as So Delicious, Silk, and Vega—into the state. GOED predicts that the company will create 105 high-paying jobs in the next six years and contribute over $5 million to the state economy in tax revenue. “Utah has a strong manufacturing community and is a prime distribution location,” GOED’s Executive Director Val Hale said. “We look forward to WhiteWave Foods’ growth and contributions.” A report released earlier this year found that plant-based companies contribute $13.7 billion annually to the United States economy and have created more than 60,000 high-paying jobs to date.
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