25% Shift- Opporunities in the NEO Local Food Economy

Leslie Schaller with the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACENet) in Athens, Ohio reflects on what she sees as the opportunities and challenges for a 25% Shift in food localization for Northeast Ohio. She notes in particular the rich base of assets between the diverse cities and rural enterprises in the region. The challenge remains how to create proactive and collaborative networks to best capitalize on these regional assets.