Goya gets tax credit; may move jobs to Jersey City

JERSEY CITY AND SECAUCUS – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority unanimously approved on Tuesday an $81.9 million urban hub tax credit for Secaucus-based Goya Foods, Inc., according to news reports. Goya is considering building a 600,000 square foot facility on 350 County Road in Jersey City that would serve as its headquarters and distribution center.
Some jobs would be moved from Secaucus, while others would remain. Some jobs would be moved from New York. The current Secaucus location would be converted into a manufacturing facility.
The new facility would house 491 employees after moving 316 jobs from Secaucus, converting 100 contract employees in Secaucus to payroll, and transferring 66 jobs from a facility in Beth Paige, N.Y. as well as adding nine jobs.
According to the Record, authority officials said Goya has yet to make a decision. The company is also considering another site in New York.

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