The Food Commercialization Center, to be located adjacent to the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, will provide developing companies a full complement of incubation space and business services to ready them for facility independence and maximum growth potential. Resources at the new facility will range from processing space, freezer and cold storage, warehousing with loading dock areas to food safety regulation, marketing and sales support. [Read more]
The Cumberland County Improvement Authority is partnering with Rutgers University and the City of Bridgeton to develop the new 27,000 square foot Commercialization Center to provide much-needed flex-space and business development services. The project is planned to be constructed using the existing infrastructure of Bridgeton’s Florida Avenue Industrial Park, where the Rutgers Food Innovation Center is currently located.
While the cost of the new facility has not yet been determined, its location within the City of Bridgeton qualifies it for EDA funding.
Tenant companies at the Food Innovation Center routinely require between 2,000 and 5,000 square feet of space to meet their growing commercialization needs. Accordingly, the new center will provide short-term accommodations for new businesses until they are ready to move to a fully independent facility.
During the last 20 years, the Center has mentored more than 100 startup and established food and value-added agriculture businesses in New Jersey and the surrounding region. Here, developing companies are aptly prepared to locate to independent industrial space in stand-alone facilities throughout the county.