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Cultivating a Homegrown Economy

Product No.: MIT034
Date Published: 2/2022

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Geographic Area Covered: Nine-County Greater Philadelphia Area, and New Hope Borough, PA

Abstract: This Municipal Implementation Tool (MIT) brochure discusses a societal shift towards greater support for homegrown economies, as evidenced by increased consumer prioritization of local goods and services. The goal for this MIT is to define relevant terms to know; identify key attributes and benefits of, and challenges to, the homegrown economy; provide specific strategies; and highlight a successful and resilient local economy in New Hope Borough, PA.

Key Words: Agritourism, Built Environment, Community, Complete Streets, Craft Beverage Industry, Destination Branding, Economy, Economic Development, Globalization, Historic Preservation, Local, Neolocalism, Placemaking, Resilience, Sense of Place, Small-Scale Manufacturing, Sustainability, Tourism

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