Senator Brown Announces Funding To Center For Innovative Food Technology
Money to advance Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Services
August 11, 2014
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Columbus – State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced today that the State Controlling Board has released $1,000,000 to the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) located in Toledo, Ohio. The funding is a part of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA).
“CIFT is a great local resource in Northwest Ohio for anyone interested in the business of agriculture and food processing,” Senator Brown said. “I am happy to see this investment in CIFT as they continue supporting individuals and small businesses looking to enhance their economic performance and create new jobs.”
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program provides products, services, and assistance to Ohio's manufacturing industry designed to enhance their productivity, growth, and global competitiveness. The Center for Innovative Food Technology is one of six regional centers for the program which provide technical and business assistance for small and medium-sized manufacturers. Since 1995, CIFT has focused on providing technical innovations, solutions and support for the food processing, agribusiness, and agricultural sectors.


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