Food Processing Industry Assets


Value Supply Chain

Northwest Ohio offers a strong supply chain in the food industry with some of the biggest manufacturing equipment and service providers

Natural Resources

The adjacent Great Lakes provide Northwest Ohio and regional businesses with access to the largest supply of fresh water

Research & Innovation

The nationally recognized Center for Innovative Food Technology is an incredible resource offering technical innovations and solutions to the food industry

Logistics

A comprehensive transportation network and intermodal connections gives businesses fast, efficient and cost-effective access to customers

Certified Food Sites

Northwest Ohio is home to four certified and shovel-ready sites for the food processing industry shovelreadysites.info

QUICK FACTS


  • Food processing workforce of 16,000
  • 300 food/ag companies
  • CIFT kitchen incubator helps accelerate startups
  • Home to the world’s largest soup plant
  • Home to the largest ketchup factory in U.S.
  • Lowest taxes in Midwest for food/ag industry
  • 74,000 farms, 14 million acres of agriculture statewide

Northwest Ohio Food Processing Over the last 3 years:


31

Projects

1,285

New Jobs

$401Mil

Capital Investment

What  They're  Saying


RECENT FOOD Processing ANNOUNCEMENTS

CompanyInvestmentNew Jobs
McLane Foods$119 Million425
Keystone Foods$5 Million50
Apio$28 Million150