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CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Neighborhood Revitalization Through Food Systems Finance

Food can be a powerful tool for revitalization, in terms of both economic growth and improvements to the built environment. Many food-related enterprises are small businesses that keep dollars local and create jobs. Restaurants, farmers’ markets, food halls, food trucks, and urban agriculture energize public space and encourage social interaction. Restoring food markets and preserving other historic structures serves the purposes of food systems infrastructure. Celebrating local food culture can draw visitors from near and far, while also improving economic and social conditions for residents. This installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series will illustrate the many positive impacts that result from financing food systems at a neighborhood scale, with speakers to showcase the versatility of projects and financing approaches.

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Sue Hounsel
Economic Development District Manager
City of Dallas

Zack Folk
Credit Analyst
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Nicole Reitzell
Vice President, Community Engagement
Erie Downtown Development Corporation


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