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White Paper: Finance


A white paper for the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation, by Sarah Brannen and Karen Hiniker Simons, Upstream Advisors. This past year, LEP began to explore in more depth the gaps in financing local food infrastructure.  We commissioned a research project that included interviews with key stakeholders in the investment community, including banks, foundations, financing programs, and private investors.  The findings are summarized in this white paper which we invite you to read and to share with others interested in working to create a more resilient food system.

FINANCING A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM:  A Study of Infrastructure Needs and Available Financing in the Hudson Valley.