PLAIN DEALER - Expanded local food system can benefit Cleveland, study shows

Michael Shuman, Economist with Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), has led a nine month study and assessment of the Northeast Ohio local food system in partnership with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, ParkWorks, Kent State University Urban Design Center, and Neighborhood Progress Inc with support from the Cleveland Foundation.  His study looks at the economic impact of a 25% localization strategy and provides a blueprint for how Northeast Ohio can make progress towards this goal.