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PLAIN DEALER - Expanded local food system can benefit Cleveland, study shows
Article Date:Saturday, November 13, 2010
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.