The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that Pepsi MidAmerica will expand to Cape Girardeau and construct a new customer service center in the Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park. Pepsi MidAmerica’s expansion project includes a $3.1 million capital investment and is expected to create 74 new jobs.
“Pepsi MidAmerica’s expansion is not only good news for Cape Girardeau, but great news for the region and the state,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “By continuing to invest in Missouri and hire our workers, Pepsi MidAmerica is further strengthening the state’s already robust transportation and logistics industry. I look forward to building our partnership with Pepsi MidAmerica as we work together to create jobs and move Missouri forward.”
Pepsi MidAmerica is a family owned company that was founded in Marion, Ill. in 1935. Today, the company is the largest privately held Pepsi franchise in the nation, serving southern Illinois, western Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, a small portion of northeast Arkansas and south central and southeastern Missouri. The company operates 12 customer service centers, including facilities in West Plains, Kennett, Poplar Bluff, and Sikeston. While Pepsi MidAmerica currently serves the Cape Girardeau area, the company does not have a physical customer service center nearby. The new facility will improve the company’s market share and brand presence.