Michael Shuman at City Club of Cleveland

Michael Shuman, Project Director for the Northeast Ohio Local Food Assessment and Plan, presents a case for considering the economic development benefits of food localization in Northeast Ohio. Shuman serves as the Director of Research for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a national organization promoting growth of small, locally owned business networks across the country. He is also author of several books, most notably The SmartMart Revolution, and Going Local.