JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The nation's largest Hispanic-owned food company broke ground for the next phase of its headquarters and regional distribution center, which are being built in northern New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie wass scheduled to be on hand for Wednesday's ceremony in Jersey City, where Goya Foods is building a 615,000-square-foot, $127 million headquarters and warehouse.
The company received more than $80 million in tax breaks from New Jersey to remain in the state.
Goya officials said last year they planned to consolidate the company's Secaucus headquarters into the new structure and convert the old building into a manufacturing plant.
At the time, officials said the new building in Jersey City would employ 491 people, including 316 from Secaucus and 66 from Goya's Bethpage, N.Y.-based facility.
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