Food Solutions

Missouri’s robust food production sector includes nearly 400 companies, with the capacity for many more, due to Missouri’s leading role in agricultural products including rice, soybeans, corn, sorghum, cattle, turkeys, and hogs.

Missouri is home to 130+ wineries, 80+ breweries, 20+ distilleries and the world-famous Budweiser family of beers. And Missouri’s agriculture industry contributes $33 billion in GDP to Missouri’s economy, and generates $88 billion in sales and more than 378,000 jobs.

Missouri gives your company rapid access to global markets, extensive distribution options, a friendly regulatory environment and access to a diverse customer base.

And pet food companies with their North American headquarters in Missouri generate almost $30 billion in revenue each year.

What can we grow for you? Get in touch with Dennis Pruitt via email at [email protected] or phone at 314.932.3972 to find out more about Missouri as your food solutions company’s next investment destination.

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In Their Words

The decision to build our second milk plant in Columbia culminates several years of research and diligence to determine the optimal location for a new processing operation. Columbia was the best choice because it offers a location that expands and improves the efficiency of our total supply chain, from organic feed, to milk, to consumer. Central Missouri also offers a great workforce and attractive access to major interstate highways. We are excited to break ground on our new facility later this spring.

— Marc Peperzak / Aurora Organic Dairy

Our supply chain and manufacturing facilities are also located in the Midwest. Housing our corporate offices in St. Louis will allow Solid Gold Pet to centralize our support for our customers and vendors, which means increased efficiency and productivity.

— Bob Rubin / Solid Gold Pet

We initially considered Springfield based on its proximity to our farms and infrastructure, but we’ve come to appreciate and embrace the community’s talented workforce, diligent coordination and authentic partnership. The people of Springfield are truly exceptional.

— Russell Diez-Canseco / Vital Farms

For a business like ours that ships coffee to a lot of places, it is important to be centrally located. There are many places we can get to quickly from Missouri.

— Tricia Zimmer Ferguson / Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company

The work ethic here is really good. People come in and work hard. They’re used to working hard before we hire them.

— Jack Prim / Jack Henry & Associates

I've lived in a lot of places, and there is a difference here in how people conduct themselves. There is a strong work ethic and friendliness that I haven't found elsewhere.

— Dr. Susanne Cohen / Triumph Pharmaceuticals