Cultivating Camden: The City's Food Economy Strategy

Dec 22, 2015 | by
  • Description

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.