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Chobani Yogurt’s $100 Million Expansion Sparks Economic Development In Southern Idaho

Yogurt giant Chobani’s $100 million expansion “at the world’s largest yogurt manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, is the latest investment fueling Southern Idaho’s growing manufacturing industry,” according to the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization.

According to the SIEDO, “Chobani’s success has served as a draw for other manufacturing companies like Fabri-Kal, which recently invested $50 million in a new 100,000-square-foot facility, to provide yogurt cups to Chobani, in Burley, Idaho. Additionally, Clif Bar & Company will open its first 275,000-square-foot Clif Bar Baking Company in Twin Falls this summer, a $90 million investment.”

These three businesses have created nearly 6,000 direct and indirect jobs and have an annual $1.8 billion economic impact on the Southern Idaho region, SIEDO officials said.

“Chobani is such a success story because it shows companies that Southern Idaho is a great place to invest and grow their business,” said Jeff Hough, Executive Director at Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization. “Because of Chobani’s growth, other companies are relocating and choosing Southern Idaho as their new home.”

Chobani’s expansion in production lines and product development brings its total investment in Twin Falls to nearly $750 million and its total employment will be over 1,000.

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