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Home Market Foods Establishes South Windsor, Connecticut, Operations

Food manufacturer Home Market Foods plans to establish operations in South Windsor, Connecticut. The more than $70 million project is expected to create 210 jobs by the end of 2027.

The investment will include the renovation and build out of the former Carla's Pasta building. Operations are scheduled for June 2025.

"Home Market Foods is thrilled to expand our manufacturing operations to the state of Connecticut which has a long-standing record of hosting some of the greatest manufacturing companies in the country and to work so closely with the Town of South Windsor to expand its base of jobs and community support," said CEO Doug Atamian. "This new plant represents a significant opportunity for Home Market Foods to further expand our manufacturing capabilities and to advance our meal solutions innovation to meet the growing needs of our consumers throughout North America."

The project is being supported by a sales and use tax exemption of up to $700,000 for the company's anticipated spending on capital equipment and construction materials as well as an urban and industrial sites reinvestment tax credit from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The state agency is providing up to $4 million in tax credits over 10 years.

In addition, town officials approved a seven-year tax incentive in April, with a 70 percent tax abatement for the first three years after a certificate of occupancy is provided, stepping down by 10 percentage points in each following year.

"There is no shortage of location options for companies like Home Market Foods to consider, so I am delighted that they chose Connecticut and chose to bring their business to our state," noted Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. "I would like to acknowledge the many organizations that helped present Connecticut's value proposition to Home Market Foods during this process; Connecticut's DECD, AdvanceCT, Mayor Audrey Delnicki of South Windsor, Eversource, and MetroHartford Alliance. Team Connecticut was in full effect on this project and we are thrilled with the outcome."

Home Market Foods is a meal solutions manufacturer specializing in meatballs, hot dogs and sausages, and convenience store roller grill products.

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