Clif Bar has announced the company plans to build a new bakery facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. The agreement, signed at the Band Shell in Twin Falls City Park, joins the company and the city into a partnership where both aspire to sustain the community, its people and the region’s natural resources in southern Idaho, while creating nutritious and organic food, according to the release.
The new bakery, which Clif Bar plans on building in an environmentally-friendly way by pursuing a LEED Silver certification, will be constructed on nearly 90 acres in the area of Champlin Road and Eldridge Avenue. The initial phase of the project will involve an estimated $90 million investment to build and when fully operational, will create 250 jobs in southern Idaho. The bakery is being designed to scale over time with the total capital investment potentially reaching $160 million, while providing up to 450 high-quality full-time employment opportunities for members of the community.
“More than 20 years ago I started Clif Bar with the idea that we could make a better tasting and nutritious energy bar,” said Gary Erickson, founder, co-owner and co-chief visionary officer of Clif Bar, in a prepared statement. “Today we’re taking the next step on our journey by announcing our purchase of land to build a bakery in Twin Falls.”