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Small business registration open for Economic Gardening Program

The  Economic Gardening Program of Hennepin, Carver, Ramsey and Scott counties is looking for small businesses to participate in the 2017-2018 cohort this fall.

The Economic Gardening Program leverages research using sophisticated business intelligence tools and databases that growth companies may not be aware of or cannot afford. Research specialists typically assist in four key areas: strategic market research, geographic information systems, search engine optimization and social media marketing.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Be a for-profit, privately held company headquartered and operating in Hennepin, Carver, Ramsey and Scott counties.
  2. Have been $1 million and $50 million in annual revenue.
  3. Employ 10 to 99 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner.
  4. Demonstrated growth in either revenue or employees in two of five years.
  5. Provide product(s) and/or services beyond current service area to regional and/or international markets.
  6. Must be referred by a participating economic development or Entrepreneur Support Organization.

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.

Apply for the program

Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:27 a.m.