Economic Gardening Program

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My feedback is really positive. I couldn’t be more happy. I enjoyed working with the research team as well as Steve Quello in the roundtables.
Lasersharp Flexpak

Is your business headquartered in Ramsey County? Are you thinking of expansion? Is something holding you back? The Economic Gardening program is about cultivating home-grown businesses in Ramsey County, and it may present an opportunity for you!

Economic Gardening provides a suite of high-end, high-speed business growth resources to non-competing second stage businesses seeking growth.

  • CEO peer coaching and collaboration roundtables.
  • CEO informational Forums/Referral Networks.
  • Technical Assistance and Focused Research, especially strategic market research, GIS mapping, search engine optimization and social media marketing.

April CEO Forum

Join us for the “The Keys to Building a Successful Company: A Culture of Insight, Learning and Innovation." This month’s guest speaker is Mo Saremi, CEO and chairman of the board, Bell International Laboratories.

Friday, April 20
7:30 - 9 a.m.
University of Minnesota 
McNamara Alumni Center

Register online

2018 Economic Gardening session

The next 2018-19 session will begin in the fall. Registration is accepted all year round. 

Apply for the program

Economic Gardening case studies

Case studies are in PDF format.

Interested in learning more? Check out our interview with Economic Gardening Program graduate Donald Raleigh of Evolve Systems as he discusses the positive impacts of the Economic Gardening Program.