Gov. Andy Beshear announced continued growth in Jefferson County with Congo LLC, an employee service company that works with brands like Alani Nu and Prime Hydration, set to expand the presence of its Louisville headquarters with an $8.25 million project that will create 500 high-wage, full-time jobs in the Louisville area.
“Congo LLC’s expanding presence and the accompanying creation of 500 high-wage jobs is a huge win for the commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “Companies like Congo trust in the resources and the opportunities Kentucky provides, which shows that this state really is the best place to do business. I want to thank Congo for once again investing in the commonwealth and the Louisville community, and I’m excited to see them continue to thrive.”
The recent growth of Congo’s CPG brands Alani Nu, Prime Hydration and 3D Energy has given rise to the need for an expansion to the company’s headquarters. The company will relocate its Louisville headquarters to an existing 110,000-square-foot location at 13551 Triton Park Blvd., moving from its current 18,000-square-foot facility. Congo currently employs 95 people at the location and will create 500 additional high-wage, full-time jobs over the next 10 years.
This expansion adds to Kentucky’s thriving food and beverage sector, which administration-to-date has announced nearly 170 new-location and expansion projects within the industry that are expected to create more than 4,700 full-time jobs with over $4.7 billion in new investments.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg spoke on Congo’s international presence and the immense growth the company can bring to Louisville.
“The expansion of Congo Brands’ headquarters will bring hundreds more well-paying jobs to our city and continue to bolster our reputation as a hub for beverage development expertise,” said Mayor Greenberg. “Congo’s explosive international growth and strong product development and marketing have propelled them to international acclaim and the city of Louisville is proud to support this homegrown headquarters with this latest expansion. Congo Brands demonstrates Louisville’s unique value to all types of beverage companies looking to develop products, grow market share and ultimately transform the industry.”
For more information on Congo Brands, visit CongoBrands.com.
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