PO Box 2044
Durham, NC 27702
201 West Main St
Durham, NC 27701
May 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the food system to its core. The bright spots during these trying months has been the resiliency of our local and regional food systems that are connecting producers directly with consumers. Many questions have arisen as to the staying power of this surge, and whether it will be sustainable in a post-COVID19 world.
Increasing the staying power of these types of food system businesses may require access to capital that will address operational pinch points and bottlenecks. Whether that relates to marketing, inventory, labor, infrastructure, or other business needs, a clearer assessment of supply chain capital needs will enable us to align and coordinate the appropriate types of capital to grow the sector.
Learn more about this initiative and survey here.