If you’re interested in Lowell’s and the Merrimack Valley’s economic future, read this piece in the NYTimes today: Allison Arrief’s “The Future of Manufacturing is Local.” If you want more of this kind of writing, get the NYT daily.
When Marie posted about the food company on Phoenix Avenue producing soups and more in large quantities for resale, I had a similar thought about the prospect of jobs and manufacturing locally. The Food sector seems like a promising one for places like Lowell. Look at the profitable hummus mine and bakery yielding great local products for Cedar’s (Ward Hill) and Joseph’s (Lawrence) in the Merrimack Valley. With our international culture in this region, shouldn’t we have a more robust local food manufacturing sector?