Now here is a big business that is building community on a local level.
Through Whole Foods Local Producer Loan Program, it has provided small producers throughout the United States with $2.5 million in low-interest loans.
Whole Foods wants to make it easier for local and independent farmers, producers, and food artisans to grow their businesses and bring more local products to market.
That’s a win-win for small businesses to expand and get their goods to more markets to create sustainability.
Since the program began, 50 loans have been made to U.S. small businesses with an additional 20 applications pending.