Workshops to Help Economic Gardening Sprout Across Michigan
August 12, 2011
The Small Business Association of Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and Public Policy Associates, Inc. are hosting a series of free workshops to help local officials and economic development professionals understand economic gardening. The workshops will be held Sept. 9 in Saginaw, Sept. 20 in Traverse City, Sept. 21 in Lansing, Sept. 28 in southeast Michigan and Sept. 29 in Grand Rapids.
These workshops are an opportunity for you to learn first hand what economic gardening can mean for you and your community.
These free workshops will enable you to hear directly from MEDC officials as well as other economic gardening experts. You will:
- Learn the basics of economic gardening: What it is, where it came from, and why it makes sense for Michigan.
- Hear about the State’s plans for making economic gardening part of our overall economic development strategy, including a Pilot Program launching on October 1.
- Learn how you can partner with the state to strengthen local efforts to support growth-orientated companies.
- Leave with concrete ideas to start the planning process to proceed with an economic gardening strategy in your area.
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