February 2, 2023
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Tacombi's Tortilleria in Brooklyn

Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Tacombi's Tortilleria in Brooklyn

Company Commits to Creating 90 New Jobs at Sunset Park Location

New 30,000 Square-Foot Facility Supports Company's Retail and Taqueria Operations, and Grows Local Manufacturing Economy

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of Tacombi's new food manufacturing facility at The Whale Building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Tacombi is a food and beverage brand based in New York City that is focused on connecting people to Mexico. Tacombi's new 30,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will allow the company to expand operations and increase production capacity. Tacombi has committed to creating at least 90 new full-time jobs as part of this expansion, supported by up to $1 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits from Empire State Development.

"The completion of Tacombi's new manufacturing facility in Brooklyn is a testament to our efforts to revitalize the state's manufacturing industry and bring quality jobs to New York," Governor Hochul said. "From a stand on the beaches of Mexico to the streets of New York, Tacombi serves as the ultimate New York City success story, and I am excited they will be able to share their signature dishes with restaurants and retailers around the country."

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, "New York City is back in business, and I'm thrilled that as of today, that includes Tacombi's Vista Hermosa tortilla factory. This state-of-the-art facility is a win-win for New York City, supplying fresh tortillas to Tacombi restaurants and retail outlets across the nation and creating local jobs right here in Sunset Park. My administration will always have the backs of our local businesses and I'm grateful to Governor Hochul for her support of New York City's manufacturing economy."

Launched as a taco stand on the beach in Mexico in 2006, Tacombi opened its first U.S. location in New York City's Nolita neighborhood in 2010. Tacombi now operates 11 taquerias across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and has gained popularity for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican food. Vista Hermosa was created when Tacombi could not find tortillas that met their standards of authenticity, quality, and freshness for their taquerias and started making their own. Now manufactured in Brooklyn, Vista Hermosa products are sold at more than 2,000 stores across 40 states and served in Tacombi's 15 taquerias across New York City, Greater Washington D.C., and Miami. The 90 new, full-time employees will support various aspects of operations and production, and include machine operators, supervisors, mechanics, quality inspectors, and back-office staff.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "The opening of Tacombi's new food manufacturing facility in Sunset Park is a testament to the diverse menu of business support that New York State offers, and we're proud to provide the ingredients that are crucial for businesses to meet their goals. This expansion adds jobs, helps diversify the New York City economy and continues to solidify the region's reputation as a place where businesses can start, operate, and grow."

Tacombi Founder and CEO Dario Wolos said, "The opening of our new tortilleria in Brooklyn marks an important milestone in the expansion of Tacombi and Vista Hermosa. The tax incentives provided by Empire State Development played an impactful role in our decision to relocate our facility from New Jersey to New York and we're excited to join such a vibrant and diverse community in Sunset Park."

New York City Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairs Winston Fisher, Partner at Fisher Brothers, and Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, City University of New York Chancellor, said, "Tacombi's decision to open a manufacturing facility in New York City speaks to the City's vibrant food culture and to the Company's evolution of scaling into a global brand. Not only will Tacombi contribute additional jobs and economic growth, but their new facility adds a flavorful boost to New York City's reputation as a destination for culinary excellence."

Manufacturing is a pillar of New York State's 21st century economy, and New York City has a vibrant food manufacturing sector that supports jobs and generates revenue. The State's efforts to attract and retain these companies help to ensure that existing and new manufacturing businesses have the space and support they need to thrive. New York's investment in Tacombi will further the company's growth and manufacturing plans to meet increased demand, providing more locally made products to various retailers and supplying to the company's restaurant and retail operations.

Tacombi is a strong community partner, helping those in need through the Tacombi Foundation, its non-profit initiative. The goals of the Tacombi Foundation program are to advance the Mexican community through food accessibility, education and employment. Each week, the Foundation's Tacombi Community Kitchen program prepares and distributes meals to people struggling with food insecurity. Currently, the organization provides more than 7,000 meals a week through over 25 community partners across New York City, Greater D.C. and Miami, Florida.

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