Sponsored by PolicyLink and Bay Area LISC

This one-day workshop/discussion brought together local government staff, community advocates, economic development practitioners, and others who are working to bring healthy food retailers to underserved, low-income, urban, or rural communities.

The event provided an overview of the many obstacles that make new store development challenging and highlighted some of the emerging best practices that have made new stores possible in previously underserved areas. The emphasis of the event was on discussion of the real world challenges that participants are facing and potential strategies to overcome them.

Companion Report:

Grocery Store Attracton Strategies