Cleveland Plus Food Processing


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Cleveland Plus Food Processing

  1. 1. Leading in Food Processing Strength in the Food Industry + Over 800 food-related processing and manufacturing establishments in Cleveland Plus ® + An Ohio Department of Development targeted industry + Abundant supply of fresh water from Lake Erie + The region is strategically located between the grain belt and the populous eastern markets Source: Dun and Bradstreet; NorTech Cleveland Plus Workforce Cleveland Plus provides much of Ohio’s manufacturing workers in food processing. Food Batchmakers + Existing Cleveland Plus Employment: 973 Packers and Packagers + Existing Cleveland Plus Employment: 3,260 The Cleveland Plus region is home to a 2 million person workforce, with a strong heritage in manufacturing. This competitive advantage is one of the reasons why manufacturing continues to be the largest industry in the Cleveland Plus economy. Supporting this legacy is manufacturing organizations like MAGNET. MAGNET Since 1984, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), has assisted thousands of manufacturers through its Edison Technology Center programs, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Services and Business Incubation programs. Recently MAGNET has expanded its mission to assist manufacturers through programs that address manufacturing-related education, competitiveness, innovation and regulatory affairs. MAGNET is a "one-stop shop" for entrepreneurs and technology-driven manufacturers seeking resources to become or remain globally competitive. Source: Dun & Bradstreet 2008 data, Moody’s
  2. 2. Strong Manufacturing Base Supports Food Production in Cleveland Plus Employment & Average Wages for Selected Occupations (All Wages in U.S. Dollars) Position Employment As % of State Hourly Wage Annual Wage Food Batchmakers 973 27% $10.25 $23,317 Packers and Packagers 3,260 28% $10.83 $25,875 Mixing/Blending Machine Operators 3,070 37% $17.06 $36,400 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Cleveland Plus is Home to Many Global Food Manufacturers + Cleveland Plus is home to major production and distribution facilities for globally recognized companies such as Pepsi, H.J. Heinz, Nestle, and J.M. Smucker + Ohio exported more than $25 billion in 2006 + Strategically located within an eight hour drive of many U.S. markets + Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) does not tax food exported outside of the state Source: Dun and Bradstreet and Ohio Department of Development Food Manufacturing Composed of Strong Sectors, High Gross Components of Food Manufacturing Regional Product GRP in Cleveland Plus : 2008 + Nearly $2 billion in Food Manufacturing Animal Food Gross Product in 2008 Grain and Oilseed Miling Sugar and Confectionary + More than 15,000 employees directly involved Products in food manufacturing and production Animal Slaughtering and Processing Dairy Product + Low private sector unionization rates Other Foods Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Foods Bakeries and Tortilla $0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500 (Millions 2008 $) Source: