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The Food & Agribusiness Fundamental Whitepapers

Learn how to leverage instrumental assets that make doing business worthwhile in the state of Ohio with our four informative whitepapers.

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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

$114M

Food-related R&D expenditures

$42.2B

Export sales of food industry products

125,000

Current workforce in the food industry

72.1%

Rise in employment in Ohio breweries & distilleries

75%

Of the food service could be automated

#1

Producer of Swiss cheese

$13.9B

Value of the plant-based protein market by 2023

190+

Food packaging patents filed from 2015-2020

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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
Senior Director, Food and Agribusiness
Ohio's Food & Agribusiness Industry

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