Food Manufacturing


Offering businesses access to an affordable food manufacturing facility is an integral component of the services offered by ACEnet. Located on the Athens campus, ACEnet's shared-use Food Manufacturing and Commercial Kitchen Facility hosts over 150 businesses each year. Driving directions and pictures of the facility can be found on our Athens Campus page.

In addition to kitchen facilities, ACEnet also offers trainings specifically designed to assist  with starting up or expanding specialty food businesses. Training resources and topic areas can be reached from our Training/Food Manufacturing page.

Product Marketing


ACEnet staff provides practical, hands-on training to firms developing market strategies. Staff members stay abreast of sector trends and market segments to help you investigate, analyze, and capture new market opportunities.

We help network food manufacturers to access local, regional, and national markets; brokers; and distribution channels. Our Resources page provides up-to-date market information and access market databases while our on-line training center provides customized assistance. An extensive resource library is also available on site at the Food Ventures Center.