Local Food's Role in Economic Recovery

APA Technology Division

#3016163

Sunday, April 10, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT

Boston, MA,

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Overview

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.

Speakers

Kenneth Meter

Confirmed Speaker

Key accomplishments: * Created pioneering analysis of regional farm and food economies in U.S., used in 45 regions in 20 states and one province as critical tool for local food-system investment. * Facilitated innovative business development in inner-city neighborhoods, including Latino Mercado with 35 startup businesses. * Coordinated indicators definition for City ... Read More