Economic Gardening and the CARES Act

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...

Cabarrus EDC launches Economic Gardening pilot program

The Cabarrus EDC located in North Carolina is awarding five local, second-stage companies with grants to participate in Grow Cabarrus — a pilot program launching in partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening. Read more about the program...

Influencers of Economic Gardening

We are often asked about who influenced Economic Gardening: The early beginnings of Economic Gardening included principles developed by Paul Romer, eventual winner of the Nobel Prize for economicsThe work of Brian Arthur influenced the early development of Economic...

Economic Gardening featured in IEDC newsletter

Economic Gardening is featured in the International Economic Development Council’s lead article in their online newsletter.  The article covers the current status of the program. Click here to read the article in PDF format

Economic Gardening book now available for download

“Economic Gardening” is a book that covers the history and background of the original “grow your own” economic development program in Littleton, Colorado.  The book also include chapters on the program as it is run today by the National Center for Economic Gardening,...