FABREO (Food And Beverage Retention & Expansion Opportunities) is a program of the Tri-City Development Council, designed to leverage the considerable assets and strategic location of the Columbia Basin into one of the world’s premier food & beverage processing regions.

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World-Class Food & Beverage Processing

The Columbia Basin, located in southeast Washington State, including the communities of Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, and Prosser, is home to a cluster of over 100 food & beverage processing companies such as ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston and Columbia Crest Winery. These companies are supported by world class agriculture, industry education and training, research and development and logistics. Whether an established company or a start-up, the Columbia Basin provides the infrastructure, resources and business friendly culture to ensure your success.

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Strategic Gateway Between America and Asia

The Columbia Basin is the Strategic Gateway for American food and beverage processing companies that want to serve the booming Asian markets, and Asian food and beverage processing companies that want to serve one of the largest and most affluent countries in the world: the United States. The Columbia Basin, with its growing wine and specialty food industry, is also the ideal location for industry support organizations in packaging, education, research and development, hospitality (restaurants, hotels, spas), food tourism, storage, and logistics looking for American/Asian collaboration opportunities.

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Founding Sponsors

The following sponsors made FABREO possible:

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  • Chervenell LogoChervenell Logo
  • Conover LogoConover Logo
  • Impact Washington LogoImpact Washington Logo
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  • Wells Fargo LogoWells Fargo Logo

To learn more about the demographics and business climate of the Columbia Basin, visit TRIDEC.