Region Nine, in partnership with FoodOps LLC., is studying what industry changes could result in expansion for mid-sized companies.  Sharing your knowledge through a survey will support efforts to rejuvenate local businesses.

With funding from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), a study of the manufacturing environment will support actionable steps to improve the ecosystem for businesses to expand within the state.

A survey of statewide food and beverage manufacturers and co-manufacturers will help guide Region Nine to focus efforts for mid-sized companies with annual sales from $20,000 to $3 million. Survey extended until April 30, 2020! The survey can be taken at  Please note, the survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

If you have questions about the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Study, please contact Shawn Schloesser via email or phone 507.387.5643.