The mission and goal of the West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative is to connect West Michigan’s existing Food Processing Industry from “farm to table” by taking a holistic approach to link farmers, food processors, state and local government, and economic development officials with the resources, infrastructure, new markets, and educational institutions that are able to train the current and future workforce leading to sustainable regional job creation, economic growth, and enhanced West Michigan Dashboard indicators.


The focus is building capacity for additional food processing in West Michigan.

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The focus is on enhancing the job training, product development, and incubation programs in West Michigan.

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Logistics (Cross Lake Shipping)

The focus is on developing a new logistics capability that supports the food processing industry on a competitive, efficient, expedient, and sustainable basis in West Michigan.

Cross Lake Ship Photo Courtesy of Hornsbeck Offshore Services

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