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Cultivating Camden: The City's Food Economy Strategy
Product No.: 15058
Date Published: 12/2015
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Geographic Area Covered: Camden City, Camden County, New Jersey
Abstract: The food system is an important part of the economy; food manufacturing can provide much needed low- and moderate-skill jobs; local food production, preparation, and distribution offer entrepreneurial opportunities; and agricultural products are among the nation’s strongest and largest exports. This publication analyzes Camden’s current food economy and makes a number of recommendations to improve food access and increase economic opportunities for Camden City residents through food-related economic development. The strategy combines current innovative projects with recommendations for future investments, programs, and policies. It is structured around four broad groups of implementers: Institutions, Government, Community Organizations, and Economic Development Organizations.
Key Words: Camden City, Campbell Soup Company, Commercial Kitchen, Community Garden, Corner Store, Economic Base, Economic Development, Employment, Entrepreneurs, Farmers’ Market, Food, Food Access, Food Assistance, Food Economy, Food Innovation District, Food Insecurity, Food Policy Council, Food Retail, Food Sector, Food System, Grocery Store, Health, Healthcare, Institution, Institutional Buying, Land Assembly, Land Inventory, Land Use, Local, Local Government, New Jersey, Nutrition Education, Small Business, Stakeholder, Transit, Urban Farming, Wages.
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