Grayson County food manufacturer announces $1.5M expansion
Grayson Natural Farms LLC to create 40 jobs
Organic meat snack brand Grayson Natural Farms LLC will expand its Grayson County operation by 35,000 square feet through a $1.5 million investment, creating 40 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday.
Grayson Natural Farms produces Landcrafted Food, which are grass-fed, organic meat snacks. Its smokehouse and production operation is currently located at 226 Industrial Lane. The company first opened its facility in 2017.
“The success of existing businesses is paramount to Virginia’s economic recovery, and we remain committed to helping them thrive amid these trying times,” Northam said in a statement. “Our commonwealth has built a strong reputation as a leader in the food and beverage sector, and the continued growth of Grayson Natural Farms in Southwest Virginia is a testament to the many competitive advantages that make this region appealing for expanding companies like Grayson Natural Farms.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Grayson County, Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance and the Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia. Northam approved a $50,000 Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund grant to help Grayson County with the project.
Grayson Natural Farms is also eligible for Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program benefits, as well as the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide funding and employee training.
“Grayson Natural Farms has become a strong asset to the agricultural economy in Southwest Virginia, and we congratulate the company on its expansion in Grayson County,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. “The company’s continued investment in Virginia and commitment to economic sustainability for family farms is much appreciated, especially in these challenging times.”