Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

Evaluation | Public Policies

The Union of Concerned Scientists report on recent research on local food systems, their key features, and their economic and social benefits. The report addresses challenges to be met by developing food systems and offers suggestions on policy change to expand local endeavors. According to the report, “modest public support for up to 500 farmers markets each year could create as many as 13,500 jobs over a five-year period.”

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By: Jeffrey O'Hara Published November 10, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource PublicationReport

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