The DuBois Institute seeks to be a coordinating agency in establishing a robust and economically productive local food economy. DuBois desires to leverage food as a catayst for economic
development through food related business growth and retention. At the neighborhood level we will facilitate improved production, processing, distribution and purchase of local food through
technical assistance, business coaching, market development and after school programs which encourages youth employment and leadership. Ultimately the outreach improves the availability and
affordability of healthy foods.