Governor Parson Praises Delta Peanut’s Decision to Build $50 Million Plant in Southeast Missouri’s Kennett
Missouri’s poorest region is getting an economic boost, with a 50-million dollar peanut processing plant that’s being built in Kennett. Delta Peanut held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the facility, which will create at least 50 new jobs. Governor Mike Parson praises the news, saying that the average salary will be 37-thousand dollars.
In addition to the 50 new jobs at Delta Peanut, a dozen fulltime state and federal inspectors will also be hired for the site. Construction is also set to begin soon for a new 25-million dollar hospital in Kennett.