Snack company plans Charlotte expansion

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte City Council will consider an incentive package next week for an expansion plan by snack-maker Snyder’s-Lance.

The Charlotte Observer reported ( Snyder’s-Lance plans to expand its Charlotte manufacturing operations and add a “new brand” to local production.

The expansion is expected to add 130 workers in Charlotte over the next five years.

City Council will consider a package of about $630,000 on Monday. Mecklenburg County is offering just over $1 million worth of incentives to the Charlotte company. The state of North Carolina is offering $230,000, including community college training funds.

Snyder’s-Lance will invest $38 million in its local facilities.

The jobs have an average annual wage of $45,000.

Thirty new employees will work in the company’s offices. The other 100 employees will work at expanded production facilities.

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