Categories: Food & Agribusiness

Food and Agribusiness are the largest industry in Ohio, boasting hundreds of companies that cultivate, process, package, distribute and market food and drinks enjoyed by consumers around the world. The proximity to and relationships with industry and academic partners result in faster, more affordable access to every part of the supply chain. Companies at any point in the supply chain have access to the partners they need to succeed in Ohio. 

Ohio’s economic development pipeline has a steady flow of many investments from food companies – large and small – across the full food value chain, with a substantial portion of investments coming from food manufacturers. JobsOhio has worked diligently with regional and local economic development officials to ensure that Ohio food manufacturers have the resources they need to grow, innovate, and serve customers worldwide.  

With Nestle Purina PetCare planning to build a New $550M factory in Williamsburg Township, Ohio’s food and agribusiness industry is rich and growing. Find out more about how to grow your business in Ohio. 

Green Circle Growers Will Better Serve U.S. Customers with Ohio Expansion

The company, which focuses on sustainable growing practices, will also invest in state-of-the-art grow technology
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Green Circle Growers, Inc., one of the most extensive floriculture operations in North America with more than 150 acres of greenhouse space, plans to add 250 new positions to its current staff of more than 650.

Surati Establishes First U.S. Manufacturing and Distribution Facility in Ohio

Canada-based Indian snack food manufacturer chose Ohio to strategically align its operations with its growing customer base
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With a growing customer base, Surati will grow in Ohio to easily reach a significant number of consumers. The company will benefit from the state’s central location in the U.S. for ongoing distribution and supply chain initiatives.

SugarCreek Expands in Ohio For Second Time in Two Years

Midwest-based food manufacturer, is establishing a new production facility in the city of Sharonville.
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SugarCreek plans to expand in Southwest Ohio near Cincinnati to grow its line of bacon-related products and meet the growing demands for its diverse food products.

River Roasters Coffee Company Expands in Meigs County

River Roasters Coffee Company Expands in Meigs County

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will help a beloved coffee company grow
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Candice and Larry Hess Jr. founded River Roasters Coffee Co. in 2018 and the company has been growing rapidly in popularity. The small business in Southeast Ohio will construct a new building, invest in a commercial roaster, and build a commercial kitchen for food production. The new operation will enable the company to supply business customers such as restaurants, groceries, and other coffee shops in multiple states.

Royal Canin U.S.A. Builds New Ohio Pet Food Facility

New manufacturing factory will be on the same property as its Pet Health Nutrition Center R&D operations
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Royal Canin North America sought to establish additional capacity for dry pet food production. The company needed a strategic location close to  its customers and raw material sources as well as a strong manufacturing support structure and access to quality talent. Royal Canin will expand in Lewisburg.

100-Year-Old Ballreich’s Snack Food Company Gets JobsOhio Inclusion Grant

Company will purchase new machinery and equipment with assistance
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Ballreich Snack Food Company will expand its 100-year-old business in Northwest Ohio and purchase new machinery and equipment with a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.

Germany-Based ALDI Expands in Ohio to Further Presence in U.S. Market

ALDI expands Ohio corporate office to accommodate demand for its products in markets across the U.S
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Headquartered in Germany, ALDI is America’s fastest growing grocer, according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study. To meet the increased demand for its products across the U.S. and enter new markets, the company will grow its corporate office in central Ohio. The office primarily handles the company’s domestic real estate strategy for new markets as well as its existing store network.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Supports Circle M Farms Feed & Supply

Funding will support the company in building a new food processing facility
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Circle M Farms Feed & Supply plans to construct a new food processing facility with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG). The JOIG is open to businesses located within distressed areas in Ohio or businesses with majority owners who are veterans, disabled or an underrepresented race or gender.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Boosts Patter Fam Sauces Ohio Expansion

Funding helps company acquire new machinery and equipment
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While many small businesses across the nation have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the female-owned Patter Fam Sauces has experienced ongoing growth. Support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will allow the company to meet increased demand for its homemade products and services.

Arlington Valley Farms Invests $4.9 Million to Expand in Ohio

Scratch-made frozen food manufacturer grows its “ready-to-eat” food brands
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Based in Hudson, Ohio, Arlington Valley Farms incorporates complete scratch cooking with high-volume bakery production. Sales of the convenience foods have been strong and the company’s Snack’n Waffles product line and patented S’wiches Crafted Sandwiches are popular. Arlington Valley Farms plans to launch several innovative, “ready-to-eat” frozen/packaged food brands at its Hudson production facility.