Local Food's Role in Economic Recovery
Sunday, April 10, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT
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Planners play a critical role in building economic recovery, since public infrastructure influences markets. The emergence of vibrant business clusters that trade in local foods shows the strong potential for creating new forms of commerce that build health, wealth, connection, and capacity in urban and rural communities alike. These clusters, indeed, are the precondition for economic recovery in the U.S. In this presentation, Ken Meter will offer surprising economic insights about food, and present groundbreaking examples of food businesses that are defining the cutting edge.