On July 11, 2013 the City of Minneapolis hosted a meeting with Mr. Arlin Wasserman of Changing Tastes. Mr. Wasserman co-wrote the report "The Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation" with the Wallace Center at Winrock International. The City of Minneapolis was a partner on this US Sustainability Directors Network funded research with Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver.
The Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment is a guidance document to help cities focus and develop investment strategies to increase the number of new innovations and ventures in their local food systems, and to better the odds of their survival and success. The building blocks for the roadmap are the asset inventory, tools and strategies, and indicators sections, together with investment priorities and worksheets for making the local economic case, maximizing return on investment, and managing risk.
Last updated Oct. 29, 2013