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Food and Beverage Manufacturing in the Columbus Region


The state of Ohio ranks nationally as a top five producer of bakery, dairy, snacks, spices, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. At its center, the Columbus Region is home to 170 food and beverage manufacturing establishments that together generate $17.7 billion in annual economic output.

Access to Talent


Operations in the Columbus Region can tap into a strong manufacturing workforce with production experience across industries including food and beverage.

Food and beverage manufacturing talent

Among the dozens of production programs across all levels of attainment, The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers several programs specific to food and beverage science, technology and production.

Leading Resources


The Columbus Region is a highly collaborative market, and operations in the Region have the benefit of close proximity to leading institutional resources with which to partner:

Fueling Consumers Across the Country


The 170 food and beverage manufacturing establishments in the Columbus Region supply customers across the Midwest and U.S.

NOTABLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS
COMPANY EMPLOYMENT
Abbott Nutrition 2,055
Lancaster Colony Corporation 877
Mars Petcare US 836
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. 640
G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 550
SK Food Group 325
Wyandot Inc. 320
Nestle USA 243
Kraft Foods, Inc. 220
The Kroger Co. - Bakery Division 200

Source: Columbus 2020

 

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