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Regional Economic Innovation
Big-Box Converted to Co-op (2018)
Student-Led, Faculty Guided Project - 2018
Author: Edward C. Lorenz, Alma College
An Alma College student team plans to work with the local community to convert an abandoned 'big-box' retail location (K-Mart) to a year round fresh vegetable and fruit production facility. Launching a cooperative controlled by local consumers and workers will benefit both urban and rural poor in the region.