Economic and Community Development Outcomes of Healthy Food Retail

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Organization: 
Community Wealth
Author: 
Erin Hagan and Victor Rubin

A new report from PolicyLink examines the economic development benefits of improving healthy food access. Authors Erin Hagan and Victor Rubin argue that new grocery stores, corner stores, farmer’s markets, and other food retailers generate significant economic activity in all communities, and specifically in low-income communities. The report encourages researchers to consider the economic benefits (not just the health benefits) of innovations in food retail, distribution and production, such as financing incentives, urban agriculture, food hubs, and federal assistance programs. The report concludes by offering a series of recommendations to help understand and promote the economic benefits of improved access to healthy food.

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Year: 
2013
Format: 
Website
Research report
Categories: 
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Food Security
Regional Development
Research & Development
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