Economic Gardening is an economic development program focused on helping Second Stage companies grow. Traditional economic development focuses on recruiting companies to come to town (economic hunting). This program focuses on growing local companies (economic gardening).
Many businesses are utilizing these unprecedented times to strategize on business growth and innovation. Growing your business – whether it is through the development of new products, entering new markets, or organic market opportunities – often requires additional staff and an increased physical footprint. Here are some important considerations companies should have top of mind before the business expansion process begins.