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The Fundamentals of Ohio’s Food & Agribusiness

Learn more about how your company can leverage Ohio’s assets in the food and agribusiness industry through the informative whitepapers linked below.

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Executive Summary

Get a high-level overview of the competitive food industry and its three components.

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State of the Industry

Find answers to this critical review of Ohio’s food and agribusiness industry.

Why the Food Industry Matters

Why the Food Industry Matters

Discover why and how Ohio maintains a powerful position in our nation’s food and agriculture sector.

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Disruptive Technologies

Learn more about the technologies transforming the food and agribusiness industry.

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Numbers at a Glance


Food-related R&D expenditures


Export sales of food industry products


Current workforce in the food industry


Rise in employment in Ohio breweries & distilleries


Of the food service could be automated


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Value of the plant-based protein market by 2023


Food packaging patents filed from 2015-2020

What’s in it for my business?

JobsOhio has proven its ability to retain Ohio business as well as attract new investment to Ohio. I look forward to developing strategic partnerships to develop more opportunities in the food and agribusiness sector for Ohioans.
Tim Derickson -
Senior Director of Food and Agribusiness / JobsOhio

Meet Tim Derickson

As an avid, experienced agriculture entrepreneur and previously the Asst. and Interim Director of the ODA, Tim Derickson brings his experience to the JobsOhio team as the Senior Director of Food and Agribusiness. To grow food and agribusiness jobs and investment in every corner of the state, Tim is excited to bring incredible opportunities to Ohio businesses and welcomes continuous collaboration.

Tim Derickson
Managing Director, Food and Agribusiness
Ohio's Food & Agribusiness Industry

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