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US-Stevia, LLC locating new operations in Chesterfield County

on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Posted in News, Local News

US-Stevia, LLC announced that it is establishing new agribusiness operations in Chesterfield County. The company’s $21 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs.

US-Stevia and its partners will grow, extract and sell stevia, a natural, no-calorie sweetener solution. The company’s vertically-integrated approach includes a unique, natural extraction and purification process, as well as direct, hands-on involvement in every step of the supply chain, from seed and crop production to the finished product.

Located at 70 Carolinas Centre Lane South in Cheraw, US-Stevia’s Chesterfield County operations are projected to come online by the fourth quarter of 2018. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the third quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should contact careers@us-stevia. com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Chesterfield County to assist with the cost of building improvements.