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Economic Development and Redevelopment: A Toolkit on Land Use and Health

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The Economic Development and Redevelopment Toolkit was designed to improve low-income community access to food by providing a fundamental understanding of economic development and redevelopment and how these tools can provide opportunities to increase food retailing in the community. These economic development strategies breakdown the type of economic revitalization based on business attractions, physical redevelopment and the community members. The toolkit discusses the advantages and challenges of specific food systems, including, supermarket development, small store development, mobile markets and farmer’s markets. It further discusses tips on rebuilding community food markets to include healthy options and how local, state and federal governments take part in development programs to assist underserved areas.