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.
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 economics
- The work of Brian Arthur influenced the early development of Economic Gardening
Sacramento’s Fox40 TV had a nice interview on the City of Sacramento and Metro Chamber’s new Economic Gardening program. Watch the interview here.
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.
“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, as well as a complete listing of the principles, tools and analytical techniques used in high fidelity programs. Part II of the book is called “An Amateur’s Observations on the Economy” and includes a collection of unusual insights into the economy derived from 30 years of work in Economic Gardening.