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PepsiCo Beverages North America Plans Denver, Colorado, Manufacturing Campus

PepsiCo Beverages North America acquired nearly 152 acres of land and will establish a 1.2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Denver, Colorado. The project is expected to create 250 jobs.

Scheduled to open in Summer 2023, operations will produce many popular products including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel and Muscle Milk. The new facility will be located near the intersection of 72nd Avenue and Argonne Street and be PBNA's largest U.S. plant location.

"We're thrilled to call Denver, a city that shares so many of our values, home to PepsiCo's most sustainable U.S. plant location," said PepsiCo Beverages North America's West Division President, Johannes Evenblij. "With the High Point facility serving as a model for the future of PBNA's supply chain, we're eager to continue deepening our dedication to Colorado through positive impacts such as new job opportunities and more sustainable business solutions."

The Denver City Council approved $1 million in incentives for Pepsi’s project. The city expects to make the payments over a multi-year period until the site is completed, according to officials.

As part of the agreement, Pepsi will move its longtime operation on Brighton Boulevard in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. The company says all 250 employees at the existing facility will be moved to the new site.

"Our strong workforce and thriving economy are proving that Colorado is the best place to live, work, and do business, and we are thrilled over 250 new jobs are being created in our state," said Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

With a positive value chain at the forefront of its design, the new development supports PepsiCo's pledge to positively impact people and the planet. As the company's most sustainable domestic outpost, the new facility will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use.

"Metro Denver welcomed this opportunity to support the expansion of such a distinguished company like PepsiCo," said Raymond H. Gonzales, President of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. "Their dedication to upskilling and reskilling their workforce, all while implementing sustainable business practices, speaks to the collective values of the region. We look forward to PepsiCo's future success and the positive impact their new facility will have on our communities."

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