JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest
Hispanic-owned food company has broken ground for the next
phase of its headquarters and regional distribution center in northern New Jersey.
Goya Foods received more than $80 million in tax breaks from New Jersey to remain in the state. The 615,000-square-foot, $127
million headquarters and warehouse are being built in Jersey City.
Goya officials said last year they planned to consolidate the company's
Secaucus headquarters into the new structure and convert the old building into a
At the time, officials said the new building would employ 491 people,
including 316 from Secaucus and 66 from Goya's Bethpage, N.Y.-based
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