Gold Creek Foods to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Campbell County

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Gold Creek Foods (GCF) officials announced the company will invest $15 million to establish manufacturing operations in Campbell County.

Through this project, GCF will create 218 new jobs in Caryville as the company acquires the assets of Campos Foods LLC, which shut down its beef processing operations earlier this year.

Following the acquisition of 241 Elkins Road, the Tennessee plant will be updated and converted into a poultry further processing facility, allowing GCF to increase production by running 50 million pounds of par-fried and fully cooked chicken products per year.

Hiring at GCF is currently underway with production expected to reach full capacity by February 2023. Those interested in working at GCF can apply here.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Gold Creek Foods is one of the nation’s largest full-service chicken processors. The company specializes in processing raw and fully cooked chicken products, serving well-known customers nationwide. With the addition of the Caryville plant, the company will employ more than 3,500 people across its operations in Georgia and Tennessee.

Since 2018, TNECD has supported more than 50 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 7,700 job commitments and $1.8 billion in capital investment.

Source: State of TN ECD

The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency markets and recruits business for the 15 counties in the greater Knoxville-Oak Ridge region of East Tennessee. Visit

Published October 26, 2022