• Nashville, Tennessee-based artisan specialty foods manufacturer to invest nearly $4 million in relocation and expansion to Northwest Tennessee. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Alfresco Pasta Brand, LLC announced today the company will invest $3.8 million to expand and relocate its operations from Nashville to Bells, Tennessee.

The project represents the creation of 58 new jobs in Crockett County.

Alfresco Pasta’s expansion and relocation to Northwest Tennessee will support the company’s growth and increasing product demand. Located at 278 Evans Road in Bells, the company plans to be operational by the 2nd quarter of 2022.

With more than 20 years in the artisan food industry, Alfresco Pasta specializes in handcrafted fresh pasta, sauces, pizza dough and prepared meals. Since its founding in Nashville in 2000, the company has grown its restaurant, hotel and high-end foodservice customer distribution network to include more than 10 warehouses serving 40 states.

In the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 40 economic development projects in Northwest Tennessee resulting in nearly 6,500 job commitments and approximately $1.5 billion in capital investment.

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“Increasing the number of high-quality jobs in rural Tennessee is one of my top priorities, and I appreciate Alfresco Pasta for creating employment opportunities for residents in Crockett County. This community will benefit from this investment for years to come.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Alfresco Pasta’s decision to continue to do business in our state underscores Tennessee’s business friendly climate and highly skilled workforce. Tennessee provides companies with a number of advantages to help them grow and succeed, and we believe Alfresco Pasta will find a welcoming home in the Bells community. We thank Chris and his team for their continued investment and job creation in Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We appreciate the tremendous support we’ve gotten from TNECD and other groups within Crockett County, and we love the solid work force and strong shipping lanes for transportation that the area offers. Moving to our new location in Bells will enable Alfresco Pasta to increase our production capacity by over six times our current rate, helping us meet the growing demand for our high-end product line including with large national accounts. It also gives us the ability to expand our offering with innovative new products to keep up with the rising demand for fresh, healthy foods.” – Chris Grisson, president, Alfresco Pasta Brands, LLC

“I’m proud to help announce that Alfresco Pasta will be expanding their successful operations with the addition of 58 new jobs. This is an exciting day for our community as this announcement shows that Crockett County is open for business.” – Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson)

“Alfresco Pasta’s decision to relocate to Bells and expand operations is further proof that Crockett County is a great place to do business. I am thankful for their sizeable investment in our community and the addition of nearly 60 new job opportunities for residents.” – Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls)

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
Public Information Officer
(615) 339-6608
[email protected]

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