A Roadmap to Local Sustainable Foods: Part 1

Foods Business Cluster for Cuyahoga County. The roadmap outlines eight interventions needed for the region to meet the goal of creating a sustainable food sector and increase regional jobs, revenue, and sustainability by supporting local food and beverage businesses. We’re going to take a look at these eight options and see what has happened since the roadmap was created and where there are still gaps in the proposed plan.

Business Support for Food Producers: Gaps in Entrepreneurial Programs

Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist – While much research has been conducted around tech business startups, there is a clear knowledge gap when it comes to helping food businesses start and grow. Entrepreneurial support for food businesses and farmers is as critical as agriculture and food production are a foundation for many rural economies. Further, inContinue reading “Business Support for Food Producers: Gaps in Entrepreneurial Programs”

St. Louis AgTech Cluster

Our last blog post explored how we could create an agricultural cluster in northeast Ohio and why we should develop a self-sufficient food economy in the region. We know that an industry cluster can be defined by a set of firms that can benefit from their physical proximity and shared expertise. But it can sometimesContinue reading “St. Louis AgTech Cluster”

Jobs Ohio Report Highlights Opportunities and Trends In Ohio’s Food Industry

In 2019 Joe Needham, Director of Food and Agribusiness for the State of Ohio published a report that highlighting some of the development and innovation opportunities entrepreneurs should know about. READ REPORT First off, understand that Ohio agribusiness sector contributes $16.4 billion to the state’s Gross State Product annually. The combined food and agribusiness contributesContinue reading “Jobs Ohio Report Highlights Opportunities and Trends In Ohio’s Food Industry”