BTC BRIEF: Reversing the Decline: Food Stamps Bolster Local Economies, Help Households Weather Economic Storm

May 2008
By John Quinterno, Research Associate

Since the start of the recession, North Carolinians have received $1.6 billion in food stamp payments. That money, in turn, has generated $2.8 billion in economic activity. Absent the payments, the economic woes confronting the state’s businesses and households would be much worse.

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