On Monday, Governor Susana Martinez also announced that the state has pledged $75,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds to help offset the costs of upgrading the warehouse.
“What is great about Franco Whole Foods is that they are a producer and exporter of tortillas, which means they don’t compete with our local tortilla makers, and they bring dollars into New Mexico from out of state,” said New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela. “We are proud to help Franco Whole Foods though our department’s initiatives as they create good-paying jobs for New Mexicans and grow our state’s economy.”
Franco Whole Foods is a national supplier of uncooked tortillas for Whole Foods and Costco. The company will convert the long-vacant warehouse on 875 W. Amador Ave. into a modern manufacturing facility that will meet food safety standards.
Franco will also qualify for Job Training Incentive Program funds to help train workers.