JBS to invest $5 Million in Iowa


Times-Republican (IA)

Jun 24, 2020


GREELEY, Colo. – Building on its ongoing sustainability and social responsibility efforts, JBS USA announced plans on Tuesday to invest $5 million in Iowa to help local communities respond to coronavirus and invest in the future.


The investment is part of a new, national $50 million-dollar initiative called Hometown Strong which adds to commitments JBS has made in 2020 to protect employees and ensure job security amid the global pandemic.


“We take great pride in feeding millions of American families every day,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS CEO. “And this year brought home the fact that our responsibilities – and the challenges we can help solve – go beyond the production of quality food. We’re deeply connected to our communities, and Hometown Strong is our way of showing that commitment and support. We know each community need is different and we’re listening to local leaders to determine where help is needed most.”


JBS will partner with local officials and community leaders in Marshalltown, Council Bluffs and Ottumwa to identify investment projects which strengthen these hometowns where the company’s team members live and work.


“Iowa is central to the world’s food supply and JBS USA plays a critical role in food production,” said Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. “I greatly appreciate JBS USA’s investment and look forward to building on our partnership as we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 


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