Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the construction site of the new Great Lakes Cheese (GLC) packaging and distribution facility in Abilene. The Governor also presented GLC with a signed proclamation and a Texas flag to officially welcome the company to the Lone Star State. The governor was joined by Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams, GLC Board Chair Heidi Eller and Office of Economic Development and Tourism Executive Director Adriana Cruz.
During his remarks, the Governor noted that GLC’s new packaging and distribution facility would be one of the biggest economic development projects in Abilene in decades.
“Great Lakes Cheese is committed to integrity, innovation and excellence, making it the ideal type of business to offer the people of Abilene,” Governor Abbott said. “Low taxes, reasonable regulations and a diverse workforce continue to attract great business to our state, and I thank the Development Corporation of Abilene and Mayor Anthony Williams for their hard work in bringing such a stellar in the Lone Star State.”
In April 2021, Governor Abbott announced that GLC would establish this new packaging and distribution facility, creating more than 500 new jobs and bringing in nearly $185 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $3,000,000 was awarded to GLC. GLC is a manufacturer and packer of natural and processed bulk, shredded and sliced cheeses.