[Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) recently completed a feasibility study for a business incubation program for the City of Paterson and another study for the City of Bridgeton designed for its FIC “graduate” clients. Business Facilities magazine covered these two projects in its July/August issue.]
The City of Paterson is gearing up towards the launching of its first Food Business Incubator and Bridgeton’s Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) is developing a Food Industry Commercialization Center.
Patterson’s 30,000-square-foot facility will offer a fully equipped, state-of-the-art USDA/FDA certified kitchen, bottling and packaging areas, a demo-test kitchen, conference rooms and co-working spaces. The high percentage of food-related companies in Paterson and in the surrounding Northern New Jersey area, make it a food hub with exceptional access to a network of highways in the tri-state area. And the project will help to stimulate economic development in Paterson.
“We’re really excited about the possibility of a FDA-inspected commercial kitchen and food processing facility being located in Paterson, out of which food businesses in the region will be able to design, develop and commercialize their specialty products,” added Rutgers FIC Director, Lou Cooperhouse.