Danone North America, Rockingham County
Food & Beverage Processing in Virginia
More than 200 food and beverage processing companies have chosen to locate or expand in Virginia over the last decade, creating over 7,900 new jobs and making capital investments totaling $3.4 billion. Industry leaders were attracted to Virginia's unique combination of advantages and resources for this booming sector.
Virginia’s food and beverage processing industry employs more than 42,000 people, accounts for over 17% of Virginia’s total manufacturing employment, and is the Commonwealth’s second-largest manufacturing sector. It is also one of the Commonwealth’s fastest growing industries. Employment in this sector has grown by 15% over the past five years, the second-highest rate in the Southeast.