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Cacique Plans Amarillo, Texas, Food Processing Center

06/04/2021
A leading privately owned Hispanic foods company, Cacique will open a new food processing operation in Amarillo, Texas.

The project will create 187 new jobs and $88 million in capital investment.

“After an extensive, national search, we are very happy to select Amarillo, Texas as the location of our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We are grateful to the Governor’s office, Randall County and the city of Amarillo for their hospitality, work, and support throughout the site selection process and in helping us usher in the next era of growth for our company. From our first visit, we knew that Amarillo was special. It’s a vibrant, thriving and diverse melting pot of cultures and we’re thrilled to become part of this local community as we put down some new Cacique family roots in the great state of Texas,” said Gil de Cardenas, CEO of Cacique, LLC.

A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $1,132,000 has been extended to Cacique as an incentive.

"I am proud to welcome Cacique to Texas and excited for the incredible impact they will make on our state's economic success story," said Governor Greg Abbott. "Amarillo is a natural home for Cacique, as the Texas Panhandle is a magnet for the manufacturing and food processing industries. Thank you to Cacique for choosing to invest in the Lone Star State. I look forward to working with them as we usher in a more prosperous future for all Texans.”

The company produces Mexican-style cheeses, cremas and chorizos in the United States.

“We are honored that Cacique chose to make Amarillo their new home,” said Kevin Carter, President & CEO of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. “This project will have a large-scale economic impact with $88 million in new capital expenditures and the creation of approximately 200 new full-time jobs. The addition of Cacique will help us continue to build Amarillo into a food processing powerhouse.”

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