Specialty food manufacturing is an industry expected to reach $80.3 billion by 2018, a dramatic increase from $57 billion in 2012. Pretty impressive statistic. Couple the growing industry trend with the fact that Iowa is home to 36 of the largest 100 food manufacturers and processors and you’ve got a safe place to land.
Better yet, Marion’s population continues to grow and has grown over 7% in the last six years, which outpaces the state of Iowa as well as the US. Iowa has the talent equipped to fill the employment needs of a food manufacturer, toting the fifth highest concentration of food scientists in the country, a whopping 130% more that the national average.
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