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Economic Impacts of regional food trade on Detroit and Seattle regions

A report from Detroit, MI discussed the economic impact of a regional food economy. From the report: ” Just in the city of Detroit, shifting twenty percent of food spending would increase annual output by nearly half a billion dollars. … Continue reading

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Jersey Fresh Economic Analysis

Separating out the economic return of growing local food for regional consumption is gaining momentum as more governments and communities measure the economic return of going local. New Jersey is one state that has measured such efforts. The state supports … Continue reading

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Local food spending benefits economy

Portland, Oregon’s Ecotrust just released an economic analysis that researched the impact of farm to school spending across the state’s economy and found that “Investing in locally produced foods for the school lunchroom fortifies the state’s economy with dollars previously … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Ag Stats

As I continue to research the potential market size of the Puget Sound Food Network, I dove in to the USDA Ag Census tables and WSDA data and came up with these numbers: In the 12 Puget Sound counties there … Continue reading

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