Conference Agenda

Economic Gardening: How Counties Can Grow Stronger Local Economies From Within

Jul. 15, 2018 , 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Governor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2

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.