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– Sacramento Business Journal  –


Mi Rancho, an organic tortilla company based in San Leandro, has pulled permits to develop a factory that will eventually employ 250 people in Elk Grove.

The company hopes to begin making tortillas in 90 days in the former Bimbo Bakeries location at 10115 Iron Rock Way in Elk Grove, said Darrell Doan, Elk Grove economic development director.

Mi Rancho will concurrently retrofit the 150,000-square-foot building into a modern, highly automated and technologically advanced food processing facility over the next 24 months, Doan said.

The company will invest $25 million into the project, he said.

“This grows the food and ag cluster in the region,” Doan said. “We can leverage this to attract other companies.”…

Elk Grove worked with Greater Sacramento Economic Council, which helped with the Mi Rancho regional and state incentives, and with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Sacramento Region Business Association and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-Biz.

“This is a really nice story about regional collaboration,” Doan said…

“Food and agriculture is a key industry cluster for future growth,” said Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, in a news release. “We have a great partnership with Elk Grove, and are pleased to have collaborated with them to further the goal of developing an advanced economy throughout the Sacramento region.”

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