The Charlotte City Council approved a $3 million package of tax breaks for snack maker Frito-Lay to expand in the city.
The maker of Fritos, Lays, and other potato chips and snacks has about 560 employees at a warehouse and distribution center in southwest Charlotte. Under the terms of the deal, Frito-Lay will receive $1.2 million in tax breaks from the city and another $2 million from Mecklenburg County. In return, Frito-Lay will create at least 30 jobs.
Councilwoman Vi Lyles says that’s a modest amount, but argues the deal makes sense.