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Local Food Systems

The food industry is concerned with social, economic, and environmental and sustainable factors, which calls for comprehensive research and multidimensional analyses. Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) provides the expertise needed to understand the complex issues facing food-related economic development projects.

Our team’s holistic approach complements the nature of the food industry. We understand that to accurately analyze program impacts and potentials, many interweaving variables must all have the proper attention. With our vast experience with economic impact studies, project assessments, and strategic planning, we can support for-profit, non-profit, and public entities with their food industry needs.

Our business advisory services include:

  • Market Sector Research and Analysis.
  • Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses.
  • Trend Analysis.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Project Feasibility and Business Plan Development.
  • Pro Forma Analysis.
  • Program Needs Assessments.

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Our Experts on Local Food Systems

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Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative (DFFC)

ESI, along with Urbane Development and American Community Trust, conducted an economic analysis of the city of Detroit’s local food economy. The report highlighted the opportunities and challenges of increasing this strategically important sector. Read more here.

Kamehameha Schools

In partnership with Urbane Development, American Community Trust, and Awakele, ESI assessed the feasibility of a shared food manufacturing facility in urban Honolulu. The comprehensive study analyzed the food-manufacturing ecosystem on O’ahu, assessed market demands, and identified industry and local needs to support project planning and development. Read more here.

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