Clif Bar to build bakery in Idaho
by Eric Schroeder
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — Clif Bar & Co. is building a new bakery in Twin Falls, where the company will make Clif Bars and Clif Kid Zbars.
The company said the new bakery will be built on nearly 90 acres and will be designed with the goal of pursuing a LEED Silver certification. 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 full-time employment opportunities.
“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 & Co., based in Emeryville, Calif. “Today we’re taking the next step on our journey by announcing our purchase of land to build a bakery in Twin Falls.”
The Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency will finance the relocation and addition of new infrastructure such as roads and utility lines through tax increment financing, which will be returned by the company over a 20-year period through property tax assessments.