MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive data base of food industry marketing and business data. It is currently one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country. All the information can be mapped and queried by the user. The site was created in 2004 by a team from University of Illinois Extension with the intention of building an electronic infrastructure that would more easily connect food producing farmers with economically viable new markets. The site would also serve as an aid in the development of quality driven food supply chains.
Food Industry Market Maker
University of Illinois