Suffolk selected for new facility that could bring around 80 new jobs

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced that FreezPak is investing $77.5 million to construct a 245,000-square-foot cold storage facility in Suffolk, a release states.

The facility is meant to help serve the Mid-Atlantic region via the Port of Virginia. The state had to compete with Georgia and North Carolina for this project, and will create around 80 new jobs, according to a release.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Suffolk and the Hampton Roads Alliance to secure the project for Virginia, and Youngkin approved a $175,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help with the project.

The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created, as well as benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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