UPSIDE Foods, a leading cultivated meat, poultry and seafood company, will locate its first commercial-scale production facility in Glenview, Illinois. The 187,000-square-foot facility in Glenview will open with the production of ground-cultivated chicken products, with plans to expand to other species and whole-textured formats in the future.
The plant will support Illinois’ ecosystem and add to the state’s expansive food processing industry. Bolstered by one of the first EDGE for Start Ups agreements, the company will invest at least $141 million and create a minimum of 75 new jobs.
“Here in Illinois, we are a hub for tech and innovation, thanks to our talented workforce and prime location in the heart of the Midwest,” said Governor JB Pritzker. This new facility is a significant investment in our communities — creating new good-paying jobs while advancing our ambitious clean energy goals to create a more sustainable future.”
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