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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


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

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JobsOhio brings business owners the latest intelligence in food and agribusiness to help existing and budding business owners make the most of our abundant resources.

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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.

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Tim Derickson
Senior Director, Food and Agribusiness
(513) 476-6026
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Ohio's Food & Agribusiness Industry

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio has changed the way the state of Ohio presents itself to the world of business. Our mission is to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.


With a vested interest in our state, we take a professional approach to economic development attraction and expansion; links workforce recruitment to economic investment; respond knowledgeably to attraction and expansion requests with industry-specific expertise; represents Ohio to the world of investors with coordinated and sophisticated data capabilities.

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About CIFT

For over 25 years, the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) has focused on their mission to drive competitiveness for food processors, manufacturers, and agribusiness through a unique blend of business solutions, innovation and technical expertise.


Guided by their values of integrity, passion, and commitment, they seek to connect their clients to solutions and support innovation through direct services as well as vast resources of an extensive network, including the Ohio MEP, enabling valuable interactions and meaningful results.

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