— The parent company of Spam, Hormel, contributes large grants to local universities and colleges to find cures for cancer through biomedical research. Along with this, new jobs are being created, the Downtown Austin area is offering new businesses and living spaces, and people are beginning to look at Austin, Minnesota in a new way. Food manufacturing is different from automobile manufacturing, but higher paid jobs are just as available. the 2012 Foodie Throwdown was suck a success that is declared an annual event, building on the success of the city’s two food companies.
With tax and rent incentives, crime half the rate of the USA overall, and a lower cost of living, Austin MN is attracting new businesses and new families to its location in Southern Minnesota. Lots of attractions and outdoor activities.
— Minced Ham and Spiced Ham disappeared in the mid-1930s until Hormel Foods Corporation developed Spam in 1937. It is even black market item in some countries and sells millions of cans worldwide. Fine a couple of recipes at the link that are not gimmicky – they’re good.