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  • MSU to launch innovative food facility

    Posted on September 25, 2014 12:59pm

    Michigan State University will use a $3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to launch the Food Processing and Innovation Center. FPIC will be a USDA/FDA-certified center where private companies can scale up and commercialize new food products and production processes. It is intended to help established food companies develop new products and assist larger-scale start-up businesses.

  • Garden Fresh Executives to Host Keynote Panel

    Posted on August 13, 2014 12:09pm

    Garden Fresh executives are slated to host the Keynote Panel at the seventh annual Making it in Michigan Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Lansing Center.

    Founder Jack Aronson and Co-CEO John J. Latella of Garden Fresh Gourmet will share the company story and field questions from the gathering of entrepreneurs and small businesses at the annual Making It In Michigan Conference. This year’s theme is “Fresh Thinking for Success.”

  • Product Center Client RNS Packaging Wins MBPA Elite Sustainable Small Business Award

    Posted on May 13, 2014 11:48am

    RNS Packaging, makers of the FunPak™ Dog Bones Premium Packaging, has won the Michigan Business and Professional Association Award for being the Elite Sustainable Small Business in Michigan for 2013. The 100 percent biodegradable FunPak Premium Packaging now offer a solid alternative to the less environmentally friendly plastic air pouches, bubble wrap and Styrofoam peanuts.

  • Domino’s Pizza V.P. of Communications Delivers Keynote at 2013 Making It In Michigan Conference

    Posted on May 13, 2014 11:46am

    Tim McIntyre, Vice President of Communications for Domino’s Pizza, delivered the conference keynote address. McIntyre presented the story of how Domino’s Pizza broke all of the rules of traditional marketing to reinvent its brand including airing consumer criticism, showing bad product and exposing the secrets behind food commercial shoots.

  • Meijer Helps Michigan Small Business

    Posted on May 13, 2014 10:57am

    Meijer launched the ‘Made in Michigan’ initiative in January 2012 with the Michigan State University Product Center to help strengthen the state’s economy by supporting Michigan small businesses. Meijer has expanded its program to feature over 55 Michigan-made grocery products in all its stores statewide.

  • Michigan State University: food and ag leaders remain confident about the future

    Posted on March 4, 2014 12:16pm

    Michigan farmers and food processors remain optimistic about the future of their industry, and they aren’t afraid to show it. That’s what economists from the Michigan State University Product Center learned when they conducted the second Michigan Agriculture and Food Index, released today during the annual ANR Week Luncheon.

  • The second Michigan Agriculture and Food Index to be released March 4 during ANR Week Luncheon

    Posted on March 3, 2014 10:50am

    The second Michigan Agriculture and Food Index. The index gauges the business climate for the state’s agriculture and food businesses. The first index was released in July 2013.

     When:          March 4. The announcement will take place about 12:45 p.m. during the annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Week Luncheon.

  • Jess Daniel, PhD Student and Director of FoodLab Detroit, heading up team to launch Detroit Kitchen

    Posted on January 2, 2014 12:37pm

    Detroit Kitchen Connect (DKC) is a collaborative project between FoodLab Detroit and the Eastern Market Corporation with support from kitchen partners, and the MSU Product Center to provide reliable, accessible shared-use commercial kitchen space for local entrepreneurs, community members and organizations to process high-quality food products in a diverse and collaborative learning environment.

  • Making it in Michigan conference takes place in Lansing

    Making in in Michigan, Nov. 12

    Posted on August 8, 2013 8:38pm

    MSU Product Center “Making It In Michigan” conference will be held Nov. 12 at the Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mich. This one-day conference provides visitors with all the resources to launch or expand their businesses.

  • Michigan State University food and ag leaders confident, optimistic about the future

    Michigan Ag and Food Index

    Posted on July 16, 2013 1:25pm

    Leaders in Michigan’s food and agriculture system are extremely confident in the current business outlook. That was the key finding from the first Michigan Ag and Food Index (MAFI), released today during Michigan Ag Expo, the state’s largest general farm show. The index gauges the business climate for the state’s agriculture and food businesses.

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