With the new pledges, Harris has secured private sector investments in the region worth over $1.2 billion, senior White House officials said. This follows a similar round worth $750 million announced by companies like Microsoft and Mastercard in May.
The new set of commitments includes consumer goods manufacturer Pepsico's plans to invest at least $190 million in northern Central America through 2025, including improvements to existing manufacturing plants and expansion of distribution routes.
Global commodities trader Cargill will invest an additional $150 million over the next five years to help farmers create jobs in the Northern Triangle countries. Parkdale Mills, which produces spun yarn and cotton products, will build a new spinning facility in Honduras and invest $150 million.
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