A new business in Springfield is expected to create 50 new jobs in its first year with plans to add more in the future. According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Vital Farms, which specializes in pasture-raised eggs and butter, is expanding into the Springfield region.
Vital Farms broke ground today on its new 82,140 square-foot facility where pasture-raised eggs will be processed and sold nationwide.
According to the DED, the company chose Springfield due to its central location and built-in infrastructure.
Vital Farms is based in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2007. It has grown from a single farm to more than 100 independent small family farms that focus on humane animal welfare and sustainable farming, the DED said in a news release.