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Food Manufacturer Expands While Saving Cash

Tribe Mediterranean Foods headquartered in Taunton manufacturers a highly popular line of Mediterranean food products which includes several styles of hummus under “Tribe“ brands and meat-free and vegetable-based products under the “Veggie Patch“ brand name. Due to expected growth in these categories the company has plans to construct an estimated 10,000 square foot on-site expansion to its current 58,000 square foot facility. The Company plans to retain 66 jobs and create 59 new jobs. The total project investment is estimated at $13 million.


“Lynn and the BDS team are performance driven and have an engaging style which is a unique combination that led to significant results”, said Scott Webster, CFO, Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc., “We had an aggressive timeline with multiple touchpoints among the various City and State stakeholders to achieve our TIF agreement. Lynn and her team led the process, made sure we were over-prepared for every meeting, and hit every milestone on our fast track. We were extremely pleased with the incentives we were able to secure with BDS services throughout the process.


“Lynn and her team demonstrated tremendous energy, enthusiasm and passion for this project,” said Taunton Mayor Charles Crowley. “They were able to bring all parties to the table and effectively illustrate the benefits of the project from various perspectives. Business Development Strategies worked with us to prepare the detailed applications and expedite the approval process, and were highly responsive and professional throughout the course of the project.”


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Business Development Strategies' team of specialists can help your company identify, negotiate and secure the following incentives under the Massachusetts Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP):


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