Despite news reports over the last several months, fresh data indicates that Northeast Ohio is actually creating jobs and not losing them.
Northeast Ohio is home to a variety of leading food-related research centers and organizations working to support a thriving food processing industry in the region. Not only are these facilities helping to grow this sector, but they are also helping to secure jobs in the region and making sure our food supply is safe for consumption. Learn more!
Over the last several years, Northeast Ohio has built a unique local food economy that has led to the development of a number of urban farms, sustainable farming programs and a vast array of farmers markets. This growth continues to strengthen our states agriculture industry that generates more than $159 million a year in economic output, making it one of the state’s most productive sectors with the local food movement as a major contributor. Read on to learn about some of the urban farms, community supported agriculture programs and training programs taking root in The Plus.
Contributing billions of dollars to Ohio’s economy, food processing and manufacturing companies combine to form one of the state’s top industries. In fact, the Cleveland Plus region is home to major production facilities for globally recognized companies like Nestlé USA and the J.M. Smucker Company. Read on to discover how this industry continues to grow the region’s economy.
Agriculture-bioscience, defined as the integration of scientific disciplines to address critical needs of food security, safety and health; environmental sustainability; and biobased energy, fuel and products, has a long history in Northeast Ohio, plays a vital role in our economy today and a recent report shows signs of a promising future. Read on!