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Great Lakes Cheese Facility Represents $185M Cap Investment

Great Lakes Cheese will establish a new packaging and distribution facility in Abilene. This project is estimated to create more than 500 new jobs and represents almost $185 million in capital investment.

“We are proud to welcome Great Lakes Cheese to the state of Texas, and we are excited for the impact that this company will have on Abilene’s economic success,” said Gov. Greg Abbott. “Great Lakes Cheese joins the ranks of thousands of companies that have chosen to invest in the Lone Star State. Our model of low taxes, reasonable regulations and incredible workforce continue to attract investments that keep Texas the best state for business.”

A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $3 million has been extended to the manufacturer/packager of natural and processed bulk, shredded and sliced cheeses.

“Creating 500 new job opportunities and introducing a large capital investment to the area, I am thrilled to welcome Great Lakes Company to House District 71. Additionally, I’d like to thank Governor Greg Abbott and his staff as well as Speaker Dade Phelan for the TEF Grant and their continued efforts in ensuring that Texas remains a business-friendly state,” said Representative Stan Lambert.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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