You are the food and manufacturing companies that keep us fed and produce the things that keep our economy growing.

We are your partner in solutions and innovation for food and manufacturing.

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Food Processing

Partnering to find new opportunities and optimal solutions in every stage of food production for almost 25 years


Helping strengthen and grow Northwest Ohio manufacturing through best practices and operational advancements.

Small Business

Supporting food entrepreneurs to scale up from a recipe to national sales potential and all steps in between.


Utilizing and demonstrating emerging technologies and identifying market opportunities for economic growth for Ohio.

Resources and News

Our work delivers impact

Read about how our expertise and passion deliver for our partners in food and manufacturing.

We have worked with hundreds of food processors, manufacturing equipment suppliers, service providers, university researchers, governmental agencies, legislators, general manufacturers and many more.

Our team is comprised of industry experts who specialize in identifying opportunities and creating partnerships that deliver outcomes that drive growth across the entire business spectrum for food and manufacturing. These partnerships are anchored by the resources CIFT has spent a quarter of a century creating and building bridges to. If you have an issue hindering your growth or competitiveness we have a solution.

Assisting new and growing businesses.

CIFT works with small and startup companies through our kitchen incubator, providing product development guidelines, resources, marketing direction and more.

Join our team.

Are you hard-working, creative, and innovative?  Then you're our type!  Check out our career opportunities page.

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