Hundreds of new jobs created by a food manufacturing plant is one step closer to becoming a reality in Bexar County.
Right now there is a lot of untouched land in the area that is waiting to be developed.
On Thursday the San Antonio City Council voted unanimously not to annex a proposed 500,000 square-foot manufacturing plant that would be built on 60 acres of land.That means Ramen's plans for development can move forward.
The company that wants to build the plant is Maruchan Inc., which is well known for it’s Ramen noodle soup products. Over time the facility is expected to create around 500 jobs and some city officials hope it could attract other manufacturers to call San Antonio home as well.
“We hope that out of this they’ll build ancillary businesses adjacent to and maybe we can begin attracting more manufacturing,” said District 10 councilman, Carlton Soules. “So, I think it’s a good leap.”
Officials say construction of the plant could begin as soon as this fall and they may begin hiring in late 2013. They anticipate a spring 2014 opening date.