Freshpet Kitchen 3.0 in Ennis, Texas is truly a community changing project that illustrates an extraordinary level of teamwork by the City of Ennis, Ellis County, The State of Texas, Ennis ISD, and others.
The Freshpet project specifically will add an astonishing amount of local impact. What was modeled as an investment of $137,500,000.00 is now expected to exceed $900,000,000.00 in capital investment that will bring over 600 new jobs to our community.
Site Selection Magazine announced Texas as the top performing state for job creation and capital investment for the 9th consecutive year. Along with this announcement was Freshpet as one of the top 10 projects in the state in Texas.
During the ribbon cutting all of the representatives from Freshpet referenced why they chose the community of Ennis during their nationwide site search and the keywords mentioned were “the people” “the plan” and “Entrepreneurial Spirit”. After meeting with Mayor Angie Juenemann and City Manager (then Economic Development Director), Marty Nelson along with other members of the staff and community they felt an instant connection and began a relationship that has remained strong throughout the development process. Freshpet saw Ennis as a community, with a compelling vision and strong leadership dedicated to bringing that vision to life. They wanted to establish roots in a city that planned to grow and innovate with them. Freshpet leadership asked themselves if they would be willing to relocate some of their most valued employees to Ennis and the answer was unanimously “yes”!
Read more about the Freshpet Ribbon cutting here.