ENRICH in the USA Food & Beverage Landing Hub

Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area within the state of Minnesota and co-hosted by GREATER MSP and the State of Minnesota’s Employment and Economic Development division, the Food & Beverage Landing Hub offers highly competitive incentives and direct investments for EU stakeholders to engage with local institutions, whether for research collaborations, business connections, or to make the region a second home. The Central Minnesota region is home to many of America’s largest food manufacturers such as General Mills, Land O Lakes, Hormel, Cargill, and others. It is the nation’s largest concentration of food scientists, boasting over 1,300 experts within the Twin Cities’ boundaries. Additionally, the state is bursting with consumers and buyers of these products, as Minnesota has the largest co-op network in the country, countless farmers markets, networking organizations like Midwest Pantry and the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, commercialization support through AURI, as well as the University of Minnesota Extension, and grant programs through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The greater Minneapolis Saint Paul region is positioned to lead the world in solving its most important challenges, now and in the future. Safe and abundant food, clean water and health solutions will drive the global economy in the coming years. As a leader in these technologies and industries, the region has the R&D, financial and business service infrastructure to support them. Furthermore, the region has a highly educated and culturally connected workforce which create and contribute to businesses’ success.


GREATER MSP (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination and engagement to grow the economy of the 16-County Minneapolis Saint Paul region. With its economic development partners from throughout the region, GREATER MSP is advancing a coordinated regional economic development strategy, a coordinated regional brand to promote the region’s assets, and a coordinated regional business retention, expansion, and recruitment program to stimulate capital investment and job creation in the region. As the first stop for businesses, GREATER MSP can provide information on financial programs and incentives, supply resources, community data, trade opportunities, strategic partners and venture partners.

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