Canada-based Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods will invest $1.8 million to establish its first U.S. fruit and vegetable distribution facility. Located in Warren County, Va., the new plant will create 25 jobs.

“The choice of Virginia was made easy for Nature's Touch Frozen Foods,” says Theo Prokos, director. “The welcome and cooperation of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to identify potential locations and promote the benefits of Virginia, coupled with the efforts of Front Royal and the Warren County Economic Development Authority, helped us find Interchange Port Services. The combination of close proximity to a seaport and easy access to major highways was tough to beat. In our case, the state authorities ensured that Virginia was the best state for business.”