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Food Processing

Consumer Demographics and Preferences Drive Food Industry Location Decisions

Scott Kupperman, Founder, Kupperman Location Solutions (2015 Food Processing)

Changing consumer demographics and preferences require food-processing companies to quickly innovate, and they are locating in regions that have the assets to accommodate this need. More

Ontario’s Food Manufacturers Are in Proximity to Resources and Key Markets

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

Frozen pizza maker Dr. Oetker Canada’s first North American plant in Ontario, Canada, puts it in proximity to abundant farm produce as well as the US$19 trillion marketplace under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  More

Food Processing Presents Energy Industry Opportunities in Tulare County, CA

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

The nation’s largest food production region, Tulare County, has attracted ethanol producers such as Calgren Renewable Fuels, as well as companies that capture their carbon dioxide emissions such as Air Liquide. More

Food & Beverage Processing Firms Drawn By the Right Mix of Assets in Lehigh Valley, PA

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

The Lehigh Valley provides a central location with a well-developed transportation infrastructure, a low cost of doing business, and the availability of agricultural products to today’s innovative food processors that are catering to the changing demands of consumers. More

Joplin MO-KS-OK Region Provides Food Processors With Good Highway Access

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

The seven-county Joplin region provides food processors with efficient access to raw materials — including wheat, corn, and cattle as well as affordable fresh water — and to more than 30 million people within a 350-mile radius.  More

Incentives, Trained Workers Help Food Processors to Grow in Cumberland County, New Jersey

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

A host of local, state, and federal incentives — as well as the availability of a well-trained workforce — has made it attractive for food processors such as Bridor and Allied Specialty Foods to grow in Cumberland County, N.J. More

Ak-Chin Indian Community Offer Long-Term Advantages to Food Processing Facilities

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)

Food processing companies can benefit from locating on Native American reservations, such as the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s industrial park, with an established agricultural supply chain, close proximity to workforce and transportation, low electric costs, and unparalleled tax advantages. More

Facility Engineering, Design & Construction to Support Food Processing

Phil Seale, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Market, Food & Beverage Market, Gray Construction (2015 Food Processing)

Food processors are leaving no stone unturned during the engineering and design phase to ensure their facilities can meet consumer demands for product safety and quality. More

Keep It Fresh: Re-evaluating the Food Manufacturing Supply Chain

John Vaught, Senior Vice President, Transwestern (2015 Food Processing)

By continuously re-evaluating their supply chain, food and beverage processors can make sure their products are safely delivered to consumers in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. More

Integrated Planning for Food Processing Facility Expansion

Cory Wendt, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (2015 Food Processing)

Developing a successful facility expansion strategy requires focused insights from all teams led by a full-time project manager and often aided by outside expertise. More

Innovations and Trends in Plastic Food Packaging

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (2015 Food Processing)

From plastic cans to new labeling techniques the latest trends in plastic food packaging support freshness, longer shelf life, and product branding and tracking. More

The Canadian Advantage: Competitive Business Costs and Low Taxes

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Location Canada 2015)

Competitive costs and low taxes help to fuel the diverse economy on display in Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. More

International Companies Increasing Their Investments in Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector

Brian Morris, Chair, Ontario Food Cluster (Location Canada 2015)

International agri-businesses looking for a talented labor pool, market reach, incentives for R&D, and other tax credits are locating and expanding in Canada. More

The Art and Science of Locating a New Food Plant

David Sours, Senior Vice President, Food Facilities Group, CBRE and Lucy Durbin, Senior Associate, Food Facilities Group, CBRE (Q2 2015)

By identifying critical factors up front, food companies position themselves to succeed in a new market. More

Texas Today 2015: Diversified Texas Economy Still in Growth Mode

Dan Emerson (Q2 2015)

Texas’s industrial growth hasn’t been confined to one industry - or one region - and the state is continuing to build on its successes. More

Water: The New Blue Economy?

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Directory 2015)

As companies plan for the future, water keeps pushing itself onto their agendas like an incessant tide. Water resources clearly are rising in significance in many site location decisions, and industry participants expect ‘water pressure’ to keep climbing. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #1: Availability of Skilled Labor an Acute Need

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q4 2014)

With a growing U.S. economy and an “onshoring” trend fanning demand, the availability of skilled labor has become the #1 factor in site decisions. More

Advanced Technology and the Changing Face of U.S. Manufacturing

Mark Crawford (Q4 2014)

U.S. manufacturers are investing in advanced equipment, automation, and robotics in order to drive down the cost of production and compete in the global economy. The net result has the potential to transform our industrial base. More

Special Investment Report: California’s Central Valley

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)

It’s a region of great contrasts. More than four million people call it home, and so do hundreds of thousands of cows. It’s a region big on oil production that also happens to have some of the world’s biggest wind and solar power installations. More than 200 crops grow here, and so do dozens of companies developing new aerospace technologies and countless other innovations. More

The Production and Corporate Headquarters Connection

John Minervini, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc. and Andy Mace, Managing Director, Global Business Consulting , Cushman & Wakefield Business Consulting  (Q2 2014)

In many key sectors, the initial alignment of corporate and production operations has shaped regions and influenced the industrial landscape in a very permanent way. More