Success is sweeter here.

From ice cream to chocolate, milk to microbrews, sustainable packaging, and more, the food and beverage industry is booming in Allen County. Indiana is the number four producer of peppermint and soybeans, the number five producing state for corn and hogs, and the number six producer of eggs and watermelons. Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Walmart, continue to choose Fort Wayne, and homegrown favorites like Utopian Coffee and Modbar thrive here, too.

This cluster includes food and beverage producers, packaging, machinery manufacturing, and ag-innovation.

exterior photo of walmart dairy plant
exterior photo of walmart dairy plant
exterior photo of walmart dairy plant
exterior photo of walmart dairy plant

Company chose Fort Wayne for its first-ever food processing facility, investing $181 million and creating 270+ jobs at its Airport District milk processing plant

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

One of the world’s largest ice cream manufacturers invested $145 million to expand production of Drumsticks and other cool treats at the company's Fort Wayne facility


Food packaging company invested $42 million to build new research and development center in Fort Wayne’s Airport District and expand local production facility

Aardvark Straws

Acquired by Wisconsin-based Hoffmaster Group, America’s lone paper-straw manufacturer expanded its Fort Wayne operations to handle a 700% increase in production capacity

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