Ohio Has the Right Ingredients to Grow Successful Food and Agribusiness Companies
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Today’s consumers are increasingly demanding healthier, high-quality food. In Ohio, food and agribusiness companies can deliver that farm-to-table freshness consumers want thanks to the state’s combination of assets and resources.
Food and agribusiness is the largest industry in Ohio, contributing approximately $15 billion to the state’s GSP and about $107 billion to the state’s economy. Nearly 1,200 food and agribusiness establishments in the state cultivate, process, package, distribute and market food and drinks enjoyed by consumers around the world. This end-to-end value chain, combined with the state’s other assets, create a recipe for success in Ohio.
Ohio is home to 74,000 farms and 14 million acres producing everything from corn, eggs, wheat and soybeans to beef, pork, turkey and dairy products. We also have commodity processing facilities, food manufacturing and packaging plants, distributors and cold storage facilities as well as the retailers that sell and the customers who purchase the food and beverage products made across the state. Regardless of where they are in the supply chain, food and agribusiness companies can get what they need right here in Ohio, including access to some of the industry’s leading companies that have their headquarters in Ohio.