New York, Chicago Seek to Spark Supermarket Growth

Lawmakers in New York and Illinois last week took steps toward creating incentives to stimulate supermarket development in low-income communities. Both the initiative in New York which was introduced last week by Gov. David Patterson as the Healthy Food/Healthy Communities initiative and a nascent Illinois program that was called for by a task force and supported by some legislators, are based on

Lawmakers in New York and Illinois last week took steps toward creating incentives to stimulate supermarket development in low-income communities.

Both the initiative in New York — which was introduced last week by Gov. David Patterson as the Healthy Food/Healthy Communities initiative — and a nascent Illinois program that was called for by a task force and supported by some legislators, are based on a program in Pennsylvania that administrators say has sparked $120 million in superma

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