Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy


Arizona Public Media

by Laura Markowitz

September 19th, 2016

The City of Gastronomy designation shines a new light on Tucson’s food scene. Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, from food trucks to independent restaurants to salsa makers. The food industry accounts for 14 percent of all jobs in the city. But launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe, especially for low-income entrepreneurs.

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