"As the Goya brand grows and strengthens, we needed to insureour growth strategies were in line," says Goya Foods of Floridapresident Francisco Unanue, in a released statement. "Miami-Dadehas and will continue to be a strategic distribution hub for oursoutheast manufacturing and distribution operations. It providesthe global access, transportation infrastructure and businessclimate Goya needs to stay on a successful and growing track."

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The Beacon Council assisted Goya with a local incentive toexpand in Miami-Dade County. The company qualified for theMiami-Dade County Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund incentive, aperformance-based incentive that will be disbursed if the companymeets specific criteria over the next three years. The company hadconsidered relocating to Orlando, West Palm Beach and BrowardCounty but decided to stay in Miami-Dade County.

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A Beacon Council spokesperson tells GlobeSt.com that theincentive will not be paid out until the company demonstrates thatit has invested the amount of money in the area that it promisedand created the number of jobs it claimed would be generated.

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The company entered Miami-Dade County in 1976 and establishedits current operations at 1900 NW 92nd Ave. in Doral. Goya also hasmanufacturing and distribution facilities in other parts of the US,Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain.

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