Food & Agriculture Related


IA: Development Board Approves Awards Initiating $57M Capital Investments

April 26, 2017

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awards to help create 204 jobs, result in $57+M in new capital investment for Iowa. more >>


AR: Pet Won Pet Products to Open New Facility in Danville, Hire 70

April 19, 2017

Taian City, Shandong Province, China-headquartered pet treat producer to open a 28,887-sq-ft facility formerly home to Petit Jean Poultry. more >>


DE: Del Monte Fresh Produce to Invest $22M for Distribution Center in Newark

April 18, 2017

Fruit and vegetable producer, marketer and distributor to acquire former AstroPower building, add 30 jobs. more >>


NE: Cargill to Dedicate $111M Expanded Columbus Plant

April 13, 2017

Cargill converted its Columbus plant from ground beef production to the production of cooked meats for institutions and restaurants. more >>



Toombs Corporate Center at U.S. Highway #1, Lyons, GA

Toombs Corporate Speculative Building

February 5, 2016

A newly constructed 100,000 sq ft speculative building located on an 11.16-acre parcel in Toombs Corporate Center at U.S. Highway #1, Lyons, Georgia. more >>



New Training to Support Food Hubs Through National Network

January 5, 2017

Program to create national network of at least 100 trained food hub mgrs & 60 tech assistance providers offering financial mgmt skills, resources. more >>


Growing Demand for Packed & Frozen Foods According to Research and Markets

December 13, 2016

North America Active and Intelligent packaging market is estimated to grow from $7.12B in 2015 to $9.34B by end of 2020 at a CAGR of 6.65%. more >>


USDA Announces $8M+ in Payments to Support Production of Advanced Biofuel

June 6, 2016

USDA investing $8.8M to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. more >>


National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Internship Applications Sought

April 8, 2015

"Interning with NCBA and PLC has allowed me to become a part of the team that fights for agriculture and the beef industry." more >>


Case Studies

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Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


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Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia: Growing Prosperity   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Site selectors will be pleased to get to know Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia, a community with a unique perspective. More>>


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Enjoy the Advantages of Homegrown Success: Wilson County, Tennessee   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Get to know the many business advantages of Wilson County, Tennessee. Its terrific 'self-made' business examples are very inspiring. More>>


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North Port, Florida, Continues to Achieve!   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Like many of America’s great success stories, North Port, Florida, is a self-made city and is ready to be the city of any growing business's future. More>>


White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | January 10, 2017
WeiserMazars 2016 Food & Beverage Industry Study   

Report defines industry trends, builds knowledge base of food & beverage challenges, opportunities & best practices to stay ahead of competition. More>>


White Paper | January 10, 2017
U.S. Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies   

A systematic assessment of the impact of organic agriculture on local economies that identifies 225 counties in the U.S. as organic hotspots. More>>


White Paper | December 10, 2015
Recipe for Change: The Flexible Food Processing Plant of the Future   

A look at a prototype for a more flexible food processing plant. Concept features six key areas of innovation to help inform the future facilities... More>>



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Articles

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When Offshore Food Manufacturers Come to the U.S.

By: Frank Spano, Susan L. Riffle

Whether foreign or domestic, the expert tips here will greatly benefit food industry site selectors attracted to the sizable U.S. market.   More>>


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Agriculture & Life Sciences Companies Flock to Locate in California

By: Trade & Industry Development

See for yourself how California’s economy has transformed in a remarkably positive way, making it a top choice for business location.   More>>


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Idaho is Moving at the Speed of Business

By: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Take a look at how Idaho’s economy is accelerating and attracting companies of all kinds that enjoy the ease of doing buiness in the state.   More>>


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The Food Industry Battles for Share of Stomach

By: Brian Todd

What drives innovation in both the retail and manufacturing sectors of the food business? This article from The Food Institute holds the answer.   More>>


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Communities Where Businesses Flourish with the Fruits of the Land

By: Jennifer Alten

Take a look at exciting examples of successful agricultural businesses & food processing centers that have found a home across the country.   More>>