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LAEDC Working with City of Irwindale and Huy Fong Foods

By April 24, 2014 No Comments

Seeking a path forward that would retain jobs and grow the business in L.A. County

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Photo: Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News

News update 5/30/14:  City of Irwindale tours Huy Fong Foods, drops lawsuit and “nuisance” motion, setting the stage for progress and job growth.  Read more here:

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is continuing to meet with Huy Fong Foods and City of Irwindale, to work on a solution that addresses the concerns on both sides, to set the stage for long-term sustainability of the company. We will do everything that we can to ensure that Huy Fong Foods remains in Irwindale — and in L.A. County, the #1 manufacturing capital of America.

Ever present in our thoughts — the many manufacturing employees who earn a living at the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce facility, supporting their families.  It is great to see workers acknowledge our efforts, as was evident at the rally pictured above.  A job is more than a paycheck.  Our communities and the health and well being of our residents depend on a thriving economy and strong businesses, which is why we provide strategic, on-the-ground assistance to governments and businesses.

Huy Fong Foods is a great example of a successful redevelopment project in the City of Irwindale.  The City developed an abandoned pit, and working with developers and Huy Fong Foods, turned the location into a multi-million dollar, state-of-the art facility employing over 90 full time workers and an additional 150 seasonal workers in the fall, producing a product that has an international following.

 

The LAEDC’s Business Assistance team meets with businesses of all sizes throughout L.A. County to help them overcome challenges, remain successful in L.A. County, grow, hire, and create good jobs for our residents.  These businesses assistance consultations are free and confidential, and leverage the expertise of our team, which has retained and attracted approximately 198,000 jobs in L.A. County since our program began.

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