IEDC Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry


International Economic Development Council Gold Award
Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry Revitalization—
7.8 percent industry growth and an additional 517 jobs

Bucking a national trend, Oregon’s food manufacturing sector grew 7.8% over the last 10 years, despite the “Great Recession.” By carefully coordinating job training and development efforts with investment capital, the food processing industry realized an increase of 517 jobs, a $5.8 million return on investment to state revenue, and $13.1 million saved by 40 companies with revitalization projects.


WSU/UI Food Science Program Students

Looking for a new hire? Review resumes of students in the Food Science program at University of Idaho/Washington State University. 



2015 Northwest Food Processors Expo + Conference

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Just released! Read about all the programming and exhibitors in the 2015 Expo + Conference registration guide. New this year: Keynote is Jake Nichol of Leatherman Tools, Mentoring Session, Welcome Reception with hundreds of attendees, expanded Taste of the Northwest, sessions devoted to Waste Water, Emerging Technology, Affordable Care Act update and so much more! Download the guide, and register.

34th Annual Food Safety and Sanitation Workshop

November 11-12, 2014

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Portland, Oregon

The Northwest Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop addresses basic sanitation as well as cutting edge issues related to food sanitation and food safety. To register click here.

NWFPA in Oregon Business Magazine

NWFPA's Director of Energy & Sustainability, Pam Barrow J.D., in Oregon Business, discusses the green economy and incentives. Click below to enjoy the full article.


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Food Resources & Education Institute

Watch this video to learn about NWFPA and its new food safety training platform, the Food Resources & Education Institute. Call us to request a demo! 503.327.2200



Three Northwest Food Processing Leaders Honored With Top Industry Awards

The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) awarded individual food processing industry leaders with three of the organization's highest honors last week at the Northwest Food Processors EXPO and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Each of the annual awards – Key Award, Eagle Award, and Distinguished Service Award -- honor individuals who have displayed exceptional leadership and contributions to the association and the food processing industry overall.

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Northwest Food Processors Association Announces Associate Member Category for Small Food Processing Businesses

Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), the leading regional food manufacturing trade association in the U.S., announced a unique free membership category for small food processing businesses. Food processors with annual sales of $1 million or less can become Associate Members of NWFPA without having to pay annual membership dues.

Associate Processor Members will receive members-only discounts on select events, education and training products, and will be able to post job openings in the association's online Jobs Board. They will benefit from a company name listing in the print and online directory, and will receive ongoing industry news and publications, such as the association's flagship newsletter, Northwest Reports.

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