#MoreMissouri21: Swift Prepared Foods Announces Plans to Build $200M Facility in Missouri

As 2021 draws to a close, Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are looking back at Swift Prepared Foods’ investment in Columbia, Missouri.

In April, Swift Prepared Foods, a leading global food company, announced that Columbia had been selected for its new $200 million Italian meats and charcuterie production facility.

“We’re excited to welcome Swift Prepared Foods to Columbia,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Missouri is a great place for the company to grow its business and develop a world-class workforce. This investment and the jobs it will create will provide many new opportunities for the mid-Missouri region, and we look forward to seeing the company succeed for years to come.”

The 325,000 sq. ft. Italian meats facility will employ more than 250 people in the region. And it wasn’t the only news from Swift in Missouri either. More on that here.

“We are excited to join the Columbia community and to bring good-paying jobs and innovation to the area with the addition of this new, state-of-the-art facility,” said Thomas Lopez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Swift Prepared Foods. “After an extensive review of potential locations, we are confident that Columbia is a great fit for our company, and this decision supports our focus on continued growth.”

Check out our full coverage here.

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