While much attention in local economic development is often put on recruiting outside business and investment, Economic Gardening® is an emerging economic and workforce development approach that focuses on communities “growing their own” jobs and wealth through fostering entrepreneurship and supporting existing small businesses. This educational workshop will spotlight this strategy, community examples from across the country, and next steps for implementation in your county.
ConferenceMore than 3,000 county officials and partners participated in the 83rd NACo Annual Conference. Find resources from the conference, including the American County Platform, videos and more.
Economic Gardening: How Counties Can Grow Stronger Local Economies From Within is a part of NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition.184032