Published on October 4, 2017
This webinar provides an overview of different tools that food systems practitioners can use to assess economic growth, including both standard commercial models and alternative, community-based approaches.
Published on September 14, 2017
As we approach the end of peak season in Michigan, this webinar celebrates the many ways farmers markets contribute to community economic development across the state.
Published on August 8, 2017
This brief introduces findings and next steps from a study evaluating the economic influences of Double Up Food Bucks on Michigan farmers and farmers markets.
Published on July 25, 2017
This webinar debuts new findings of a recent study of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks activity at Michigan farmers markets.
Published on July 11, 2017
Designed for local food system practitioners, this guide presents summaries and comparisons of several tools for assessing economic impact and growth, along with related examples.
Published on October 15, 2016
This report, funded by the Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, analyzes available data to estimate the Michigan food retail industry’s contribution to Michigan’s economy.
Published on May 21, 2014
This analysis examines the value of Michigan's agricultural food products from the farm through processing, retailing, and to the consumer.
Published on April 2, 2014
This webinar addressed ways to effectively measure, track and communicate the community and economic development gains realized through local and regional food systems.
Economic Impacts of Local and Regional Food Systems: Response to Questions from May 20, 2013 Webinar
Published on August 5, 2013
This brief provides responses to unanswered questions from a webinar on the economic impact of local food.
Published on July 12, 2013
This commentary addresses the types of local food economic impact studies that have been conducted, identifies criteria by which the effectiveness of these studies can be evaluated, and discusses future research opportunities.
Published on May 20, 2013
CRFS and the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Food & Environment Program convened a meeting of a group of economists and local food researchers in early 2013.
Published on May 15, 2013
This brief provides a summary of the discussion that took place among economists and local food researchers at a meeting in early 2013.
Published on August 31, 2010
This study overviews current local food purchasing practices at MSU and develops models that could enhance and strengthen MSU’s engagement in buying local and Michigan-produced food items.
Published on August 10, 2010
View the results of an input-output analysis for Michigan under the scenario where all residents meet the USDA's fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines by eating more seasonally available Michigan grown fresh produce.
Published on September 15, 2006
This report examines the impact when existing farmers have doubled or tripled their sale of fruits and vegetables to fresh produce markets.