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The Economic Potential of Vertical Agriculture in Lorain County & Northeast Ohio

This report with research by the student-based Oberlin Research Group (ORG) provides insights into how the Netherlands’ Food Valley became the second largest agricultural exporter after the U.S., and how Lorain County could leverage this model for economic development and job growth.

The 25% Shift: The Benefits of Food Localization for Northeast Ohio & How to Realize Them

If we produced 25% of the region’s produce we would have the potential to create over 20,000 jobs, increase regional output by $4.2 billion and generate additional $126 million in taxes per “The 25% Shift” report sponsored by The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Kent State, and Neighborhood Progress Inc.

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