Back in the late 60’s (yes, I am dating myself) I attended college in Pueblo Colorado. At that time it was a town dominated by the presence of the CF&I steel mill. At that time it was rather a dirty, grungy place to be. Today, however, Pueblo is a lush, green, homey community blessed with…Details
Anoka County, Minnesota (home to Garrison Keillor & Lake Wobegon) Has signed on for an Economic Gardening pilot program with the National Center for Economic Gardening & the Edward Lowe Foundation. GeoWize will be providing the GIS support for this pilot.
At GeoWize, our mission is to build our economy by creating jobs. That is why we have aligned ourselves with the Economic Gardening concept, and work directly with the National Center for Economic Gardening. Every day more and more municipalities, counties, states, and other economic development entities are acknowledging the fact that the greatest job…Details
Addison County, Vermont is firing up their Economic Gardening program in conjunction with the NCEG & the Edward Lowe Foundation: http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208four-local-companies-plow-economic-gardening
The first state pilot program that the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG), and the National Strategic Research Team (NSRT), of which GoeWize is the founding GIS member, embarked on was the Florida, GrowFL, program. It was a huge success, and is now in its third year of operation creating more jobs in Florida to…Details
This past month I had the opportunity to participate in the 2012 National Economic Gardening (EG) Conference, held in Grand Rapids, MI, & hosted by the Pure Michigan organization. Meeting with other EG practitioners and sharing ideas is stimulating and thought-provoking. I always return with new ideas and charged-up to get back at helping stage…Details
The June 18th, 2012 issue of Crain’s Detroit Business, has an excellent article on one of the Michigan state Economic Gardening (EG) program’s success stories. The featured business is Online Tech Inc. Yan Ness, the CEO, discusses his experience with the Michigan EG program and the value that it provided to his strategic growth plans. The…Details