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.
|Value Chain Guidebook||Value Chain Initiative||2005||Collaboration, Community Economic Development, Distribution, Value Chain Coordination|
|Institutional Investment in Regional Food- An Overview||Elliott Smith, Kitchen Sync Strategies||Institutional Investment in Regional Food- An Overview Elliott Smith of Kitchen Sync Strategies outlines the …||2021||Community Economic Development, Farm To Institution, Food Systems|
|Spectrum of Insitutional Investment||Elliott Smith, Kitchen Sync Strategies||Spectrum of Insitutional Investment||2021||Collaboration, Community Economic Development, Farm To Institution, Food Systems|
|Key Components of Success for Institutional Investment||Elliott Smith, Kitchen Sync Strategies||Key Components of Success for Institutional Investment This article lays out the key components that …||2021||Collaboration, Community Economic Development, Farm To Institution, Food Systems|
|Institutional Investment in Praxis||Elliott Smith, Kitchen Sync Strategies||Institutional Investment in Praxis Learn more about examples of institutional investment including stories from a …||2021||Community Economic Development, Distribution, Farm To Institution, Finance|
|Toward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto||Project for Public Spaces, Market Cities Intiative||Toward Market Cities: Lessons on Supporting Public Market Systems From Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto This …||2020||Collaboration, Community Economic Development, Policy|
|FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System||The New York City Council||This report outlines a plan for key legislative changes, public and private investments, infrastructure improvements, …||2012||Community Economic Development|
|Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment||Urban Sustainability Directors Network||The purpose of this report is to develop a roadmap for cities to create innovative, …||2013||Community Economic Development|
|COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS OF THE RUTGERS FOOD INNOVATION CENTER||Rutgers University||This report chronicles the impacts of Rutgers Food Innovation Center’s broader social mission and catalogue …||2012||Community Economic Development|
|Healthy Food and Small Stores||The Food Trust||Healthy Food and Small Stores A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable …||2015||Community Economic Development, Community Engagement, Food Access, Supply Chain Logistics|
|Harvesting Opportunity – The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities||Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis||Harvesting Opportunity - The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities A collaboration …||2017||Community Economic Development, Policy, Value Chain Coordination|
|Growing Local – A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems||N/A||Growing Local - A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems This guide …||Community Economic Development, Enterprise Development, Farms, Policy|
|Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper||EFOD Collaborative||Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy …||2019||Community Economic Development, Equitable Food Oriented Development|