Colorado candy manufacturer to move to New Mexico

Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 09:41:15-04

 BOULDER, Colo. -- A Boulder manufacturer of candy and cough drops is relocating to New Mexico.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced St. Claire's Organics will move its operations to the village of Santa Clara located near Silver City.

Debra St. Claire, founder of St. Claire's Organics, says the decision to relocate was based on New Mexico's welcoming attitude and business friendly environment.

St. Claire's Organics makes mints, candies, and fruit tarts. The company's website says they make their products "in small batches at our dedicated allergen-free facility in Boulder, Colorado. This means our candy is Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Casein-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Peanut-free, Tree nut-free, Corn-free, and Fish and Shellfish-free."

New Mexico will provide $100,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds to offset the cost of the land and building acquisition.