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Food & Water

Learn more by downloading our food brochures, or contact our research department for help with any information needs you have.

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The Greater MSP region feeds the world

Greater MSP has all the major food groups: talent, research, corporate infrastructure and a passionate, innovative food culture. It’s a well-balanced eco-system that is fertile ground for businesses and brands to grow in. From farming to food distribution, from water reuse to conservation, food businesses thrive here.



Sowing the seeds of agriculture and food processing.

Agricultural exports from Greater MSP — including soybeans, corn and feeding grains — reached a near record-high of $8 billion in recent years, making Minnesota the third largest agricultural exporter in the U.S. Spanning seed technology, food manufacturing and packaging companies, the region dominates the food production cycle from growing to distribution.

And speaking of growth, our educational institutions are nurturing a whole new generation of skilled professionals. The University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University offer programs from vocational to graduate — and our educational research facilities, including the Hormel Institute, are world-renowned.