Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Holding Their Own in an Era of Globalization

Holding Their Own in an Era of Globalization

Some dismiss the local food movement as a passing fad. The authors of a new report, Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace, disagree. They argue that locally owned businesses, whether they are small or big, or whether their focus is local or global markets, are thriving—and are more critical to an economy's well-being than most economic developers appreciate. The report offers 24 case studies of community food enterprises with a variety of business models that were capable of achieving a positive cash flow. It purposely does not include nonprofit projects that, by design, are perpetually dependent on grants and government subsidies. The report's authors were interested only in self-financing businesses, whether for-profit or nonprofit, that could plausibly expand local economies through the marketplace. For snapshots of each of the Community Food Enterprise's case studies, flip through this slide show.