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Incubation Centre helping agri-food sector to grow – O’Neill

18 September, 2012 - by Michelle O'Neill

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has praised the role that the Food Business Incubation Centre, at Loughry Campus, is playing to support the local agri-food sector.

The Centre, which aims to support new and existing food processing businesses to commercialise and grow new ideas, continues to grow from strength to strength.

Speaking after a tour of the centre in which the Minister met with a number of the tenants, she said: “The fact that this Centre’s eight specialised units are now 100% occupied reflects the continued interest and positivity within the food sector.

“The Centre provides companies with a self contained individual unit comprising intake, production and despatch areas, chill and ambient storage and segregated changing rooms. It has, over the years, become a vital resource to many small business starting off in the agri-food sector and also for those who wish to explore the potential of new products to take to market.”

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