In 2018, the Civic Community Partners provided a $10 million NMTC investment to Ajinomoto Foods North America. Ajinomoto Foods manufactures and markets a wide variety of high-quality specialty frozen food products, including Asian, Italian, Mexican, custom and private brand products. In March, Tyson Foods announced plans to relocate its San Diego operations, resulting in the elimination of 480 full-time jobs from its Otay Mesa plant. Ajinomoto purchased the 165,763 square-foot plant and retained 352 jobs. The $10 million investment from the Economic Growth Fund financed the purchase and installation of new equipment to add a third manufacturing production line in 2019 that is anticipated to support 80 to 100 new jobs over the next couple years.