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Grocery Store Attraction Strategies

Healthy Communities    Food Deserts   
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Lower income communities can have difficulties accessing fresh food, which can affect the physical health of the community residents and the economic health of the neighborhood. This report discusses research that has been conducted which highlights the difficulties that communities face in attracting a grocery store and having the store be successful, and serves as a resource to help communities organize a strategy to attract grocery stores. It also discusses the resources of local governments and local community-based organizations which have been successful in effectively balancing financial and community concerns to bring out a grocery store development that supports the community and is profitable. The report also touches upon the local and state actions taken to encourage new store development.