Kirsters Baish| A big reason that Americans voted Donald Trump into office was due to his promise to rebuild our country’s economy by enacting pro-business and pro-growth policies which would create new jobs for Americans.
When it comes to boosting the economy through tax cuts and reform legislation, Congress has been taking their sweet time. However, the Trump administration has been doing whatever they can do in order to create new jobs by cutting regulations and building confidence within businesses and consumers.
It is estimated that the plant will cost around $300 million to build. It will potentially provide 1,500 new jobs. 1.25 million chickens will be processed per week. It is expected that the plant will generate around $150 million in additional revenue for the state of Tennessee.
President and CEO of Tyson Foods Tom Hayes explained, “This project will enable us to provide even more fresh chicken to consumers across the country. As one of the world’s leading protein companies, we continue to raise the world’s expectations of how much good food can do.”
The new plant is expected to begin operating in the year 2019. They were originally planning on opening a much larger factory in Kansas, however, plans were changed to locating the plant in Tennessee when local residents in Kansas expressed opposition.
Group president of Poultry for Tyson Foods Doug Ramsey stated, “The (Tennessee) location is attractive to us because of the strong support we’ve received from state and local leaders, the existing industrial park and availability of labor, as well as access to feed grains produced in the region.”
Fox Business also explained that progress on the massive plant has already begun in the state of Tennessee. The factory will be around one million square feet, and LG Electronics will be manufacturing new washing machines. The plant should be operational by 2019.
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But even though Kansas may have been passed over as the initial choice for the new Tyson chicken plant, the company still has its eye on the state for an additional expansion in the future, according to The Kansas City Star, meaning even more jobs and economic growth in the years to come.
“We have been fully aware they were considering multiple locations and planning to build more than one new complex,” explained Jackie McClaskey, Kansas’ secretary of agriculture. “We anticipate positive news in 2018 as we continue to work with multiple Kansas communities and Tyson.”
Even as plans for the one plant in Leavenworth County were placed on hold due to local opposition, other communities have expressed interest in being home to a new Tyson plant that will bring in jobs and revenue.
Nor are there any hard feelings — at least in public — at being initially passed over for a new Tyson plant, as the Kansas Department of Agriculture issued a statement congratulating both Tyson and Tennessee on working out a deal, with an obvious eye toward working together in the future.
Department spokeswoman Heather Lansdowne stated, “Consumer demand drives growth in the food and agriculture industry, and we have been aware throughout our own discussions with Tyson Foods that their expansion plans included multiple facilities in more than one state, so this announcement was not unexpected. We look forward to continuing to work with Tyson Foods as they further evaluate expansion of their poultry business unit growth opportunities in Kansas.”
American businesses are expanding manufacturing capacity currently. President Trump has made dozens of business deals with foreign nations like China recently. Roughly $250 billion will be coming into our country’s economy due to the 37 deals he struck on his recent trip to Asia.
Unemployment is down to 4.1%, lowest in 17 years. 1.5 million new jobs created since I took office. Highest stock Market ever, up $5.4 trill
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2017
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