Community Economic Development

Community Economic Development

We all want our communities to be  vibrant, healthy, and equitable. How do we get there? Local and regional food systems are key —they contribute to economies that keep dollars circulating locally, and they help make resilient and inclusive places. 

Explore below a library of recent and featured resources related to building community wealth and resiliency.

Featured Resources

TitleAuthorDescriptionYearTags
Institutional Investment in Regional Food- An OverviewElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Regional Food- An Overview Elliott Smith of Kitchen Sync Strategies outlines the …2021, ,
Spectrum of Insitutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesSpectrum of Insitutional Investment2021, , ,
Key Components of Success for Institutional InvestmentElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesKey Components of Success for Institutional Investment This article lays out the key components that …2021, , ,
Institutional Investment in PraxisElliott Smith, Kitchen Sync StrategiesInstitutional Investment in Praxis Learn more about examples of institutional investment including stories from a …2021, , ,
Toward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and TorontoProject for Public Spaces, Market Cities IntiativeToward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto This …2020, ,
FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food SystemThe New York City CouncilThis report outlines a plan for key legislative changes, public and private investments, infrastructure improvements, …2012
Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and InvestmentUrban Sustainability Directors NetworkThe purpose of this report is to develop a roadmap for cities to create innovative, …2013
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS OF THE RUTGERS FOOD INNOVATION CENTERRutgers UniversityThis report chronicles the impacts of Rutgers Food Innovation Center’s broader social mission and catalogue …2012
Healthy Food and Small StoresThe Food TrustHealthy Food and Small Stores A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable …2015, , ,
Harvesting Opportunity – The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform CommunitiesFederal Reserve Bank of St. LouisHarvesting Opportunity - The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities A collaboration …2017, ,
Growing Local – A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food SystemsN/AGrowing Local - A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems This guide …, , ,
Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown PaperEFOD CollaborativeEquitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy …2019,

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