Economic Gardening - An Entrepreneurial Alternative to Traditional ED Strategies
Economic Gardening is an entrepreneurial alternative to traditional economic development strategies. This new approach, created in Littleton, Colorado, in 1987 in response to massive corporate layoffs, uses high end corporate level tools and cutting edge scientific concepts to help entrepreneurial growth companies identify markets, monitor competitors, track industry trends, locate customer clusters on maps, and use search engine optimization/Google Adwords/social media for marketing and various customized research. Entrepreneurs have increased the job base in Littleton from 15,000 to 30,000 and the sales tax base from $6 million to $20 million. The model has been picked up by a number of communities, states and Provinces.
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