Leveraging America’s Urban Food Cluster
05 Feb, 2013
ICIC recently partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to report on new opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the food sector. The report is entitled: “Growing Economies: Leveraging America’s Urban Food Cluster.”
The sudden interest in food has the potential to bring more than high-quality meals and, perhaps, better health: It could also be the catalyst to create impressive employment growth in our cities, including our most distressed neighborhoods. That’s not just because the food industry is booming, accounting for about 11% of the U.S. economy and employing 17 million people. It’s because the food cluster is ideally suited to become a linchpin of inner city economic development.
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Compiled from ICIC press materials.