Investment opportunities and activity in local food economies
CEA has worked with Slow Money through several engagements since Slow Money’s inception in 2008. CEA has conducted market research on three local food economies in Vermont, Wisconsin and New Orleans. CEA’s market studies helped Slow Money and the three regional communities understand the needs and opportunities for both philanthropic and for-profit investments to help scale each local food economy. CEA’s work has helped refine the scope of Slow Money’s national activities and has helped propel coordinated community investments in each local food economy. CEA published a white paper on investment opportunities in local foods based on this research and several years later worked with Slow Money to document and analyze investment activity across the sector.