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Food Processing Center and Accompanying Cold Storage Facility to Open in KC

by Laura Patriquin | Jan 23, 2023

Congratulations to our partners in Kansas City, Missouri, on the announcement that West Liberty Foods and Vertical Cold Storage plan to establish a food processing center and accompanying cold storage facility at the I-49 Industrial Center, representing a collective $199.6 million investment.

The two facilities, directly connected to support the production of grab-and-go sandwiches, will occupy a combined 327,000 sq. ft. and create 583 jobs, with $39.7 in payroll.

The Kansas City Area Development Council was proud to partner with the following organizations in attracting West Liberty Foods and Vertical Cold Storage to the KC region:

State of Missouri

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Missouri Partnership

City of Kansas City, MO

Port KC

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri


Spire, Inc.

Platform Ventures



KC SmartPort

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