Food Processing Archives

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

Thanks to a robust economy and strong workforce, Minnesota attracted more than 150 corporate expansion projects last year, many of them in the Twin Cities. (Photo: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.)

The North Star State has definitely seen the economic light, with achievements that read like a recipe rundown.

The Reckoning


Memo to climate change deniers: You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York Air Brake recently expanded total employment to 466 and made significant capital investment in new machining centers, testing equipment and other improvements at its Watertown facility. (Photo: Development Authority of the North Country.)

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

Biomass feedstock storage silos near completion at Atikokan Generating Station. (Photo:

The Ministry of Energy has worked with the Ontario Energy Board, Ontarians and a host of others to put together its most ambitious energy plan yet.

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around


While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.

New Regional HQ And Logistics Center For Golden State Foods Being Built In McCook, IL


Located in the Chicago suburbs, the LEED Gold registered facility will feature a two-story, 17,550 square foot office component and 135,120 square feet devoted to warehouse/distribution space.

BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

Marcellus Shale Formation (Credit:

Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.

Creekstone Farms Expands In Arkansas City, KS


The beef processing company, which has been based in Arkansas City for over 10 years, currently employs 720 and anticipates hiring an additional 300 workers during the next five years.