Mariposa’s expansion means a significant transformation for the organization, but also deeper contributions to the local and regional economy. With considerably more space and more customers, Mariposa has been able to expand its product lines and buying power, further supporting regional farmers and distributors of healthy and sustainable food.
The eco-renovation is contributing to the economic development on its recovering commercial corridor. In addition to the construction jobs created by the project, the new store created eight to ten permanent jobs. Since Mariposa Food Co-op is owned and operated by its members, profits are expected to stay in the neighborhood.