Eugene’s Table unites the food and beverage manufacturing community in the Greater Eugene area to solidify our region as a hub for world-class companies.
As of 2018, this region is home to 172 food and beverage manufacturing companies, which employ 4078 people, bringing over $185 million dollars in wages to the area.
Genesis of Project:
The Lane County Sector Strategy Team (LCSST) convened for the first time in November 2014. The team of regional workforce development, economic development, and city and business leaders is focused on economic and workforce development for Lane County, Oregon. The LCSST is responsible for making decisions together about how to better support critical industries in Lane County, including forming sector partnerships targeting specific industries.
Using local labor market data, the LCSST chose to focus attention first on the Tech Sector. Tech Sector Strategies was launched in 2015 led by Technology Association of Oregon and has achieved much success.
Sector Strategies has now turned it’s attention to the Food and Beverage leveraging the work of The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. An RFP went out Spring of 2017 for a entity to lead continued efforts. Season to Taste, Inc. started managing Lane Food and Beverage Sector Strategies in July 2017
In July 2019, Season to Taste, Inc expanded Lane Food and Beverage Sector Strategies into Eugene’s Table, a food and beverage partnership between local industry members and support organizations.