From serving the locals right here in CLE, to distributing and supplying food and beverage products to consumers worldwide, Cleveland serves as the perfect location for optimal efficiency in producing, distributing and consuming the world’s best food products.
Top Ohio Industry
The food and agriculture industry is among Ohio’s top industries with a trained food manufacturing and production workforce of more than 23,000 and the world’s second largest fresh water supply sourced directly from Lake Erie. Combine that with Ohio’s additional research, processing, warehousing and distributing resources, and it’s no wonder so many food and beverage manufacturers are drawn to our region. According to a Team NEO report, food manufacturing was a $3.02 billion industry in Northeast Ohio in 2018 and is positioned for further growth.
Big Name & Local Vendors Thrive
The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market with origins of the land dating back to 1840. Since its humble beginnings, the Market has seen steady growth over years and years and serves as a pillar for the Food Industry in Cleveland. Today, the city-owned market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity; a culmination of everything Cleveland values; success, innovation, culture and superior quality of products and experiences.
Cleveland’s Economic Development department supports initiatives in greenspace, food and beverage manufacturing and urban gardens through financial incentives and grants. We have made sure that Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio region have all the resources your business needs to relocate or expand your company here.