Regional Food Processing Industry

Regional Food Processing Industry 2018-10-23T14:48:36-05:00

“After we saw the incentives, the advantages and the support from Allen County, the RGP and JobsOhio, we decided to set up operations here in Northwest Ohio.”

– Johnny Kattar, Corporate Development, deSter

Northwest Ohio is built on a broad infrastructure and culture supporting the food processing industry. This breeds success for existing businesses and lends to the attraction of new companies like the food packaging giant deSter. Proximity to raw materials, a favorable business climate and genuine support at the state, regional and local levels has led to greater prosperity for businesses and communities.

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


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

Northwest Ohio Food Processing Industry

Over the last 3 years:

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Recent Food Industry Announcements

McLane Foods $119 Million 425
Keystone Foods $5 Million 50
Apio $28 Million 150

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