Welcome to the Innovate!HamptonRoads Economic Gardening NetworkTM
... and the application system for the Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program.
Learn more about the program and apply here:
Innovate!HamptonRoads Economic Gardening Network
Economic Gardening services target growth-oriented companies identified and selected by local economic developers or entrepreneur support organizations, and provide a suite of high-end, high-speed business growth resources.
The services available in this Pilot program include technical assistance from a Strategic Research Team** from the National Center for Economic Gardening. In order to participate in this program, companies must meet the eligibility criteria, complete an application, and be approved by the selection team for your region. See the eligibility criteria for more details.
The Innovate!HamptonRoads Economic Gardening Network™ is managed by the National Center for Economic Gardening and hosted by the Edward Lowe Foundation which provides entrepreneurial support through research, retreats, recognition and rethinking economic development.
To learn more about Economic Gardening:
Economic Gardening: An Entrepreneurial Alternative to Traditional Economic Development Strategies by Chris Gibbons for the International Economic Development Council magazine
** Economic Strategic Research Team Services are defined as the delivery of a suite of high-end, high-speed technical assistance and business research tools, used to evaluate and analyze the areas of core strategy, industry/market dynamics, customer/marketing leads, and management team/leadership issues.