The Redevelopment Institute- “dedicated to rebuilding America through promotion of best practices, education, and technical assistance”, recently featured Chris Gibbons and Economic Gardening on its website and podcast.
Strong Towns founder Chuck Marohn and Chris Gibbons “explore how cities can grow an economy using a truly entrepreneurial approach”. Visit the Strong Towns website to listen to this engaging discussion.
Chris Gibbons was recently featured on the Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast hosted by Don Macke. Chris and Don discuss Economic Gardening, its history, and how it’s making a difference to growth companies.
Chris Gibbons was recently interviewed by Dell Gines of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Read the full article here: The Economic Gardener: An interview with Chris Gibbons.
Economic Gardening was recently featured in an article from the Bangkok Post titled ‘Planting the seeds of development’. Read the article here.
Chris Gibbons, found of the National Center for Economic Gardening was recently featured on episode of the ‘Are We Here Yet?’ podcast.
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NCEG tracks economic development news as it pertains to Economic Gardening, below are several articles we have come across recently that we feel are worth your time.
Economic Gardening was recently featured in an excellent post written by Larry Lombardi on the Think Currituck County website. To read it, visit this link.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
Under this announcement, EDA will make CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders.
Examples of projects that EDA may fund through its CARES Act Recovery Assistance include economic recovery planning and preparing technical assistance strategies to address economic dislocations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, preparing or updating resiliency plans to respond to future pandemics, implementing entrepreneurial support programs to diversify economies, and constructing public works and facilities that will support economic recovery, including the deployment of broadband for purposes including supporting telehealth and remote learning for job skills.
Eligible applicants under the EAA program include a(n):
- District Organization;
- Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes;
- State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;
- Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or
- Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State.
The National Center for Economic Gardening is happy to provide supporting information about Economic Gardening for EDA CARES grant applications. Please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Contact Us page.
Smartcitiesdive.com features an excellent article on Sacramento’s new Economic Gardening pilot program. Visit the website to read more.