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The NIIC: Economic Gardening

May 27, 2023

6-8 week small business training, customized for your company!

NO CHARGE: These services are provided at no charge through NIIC Community Navigator Pilot Program to serve Northeast Indiana entrepreneurs.

Get intensive, customized assistance in market research, geospatial analysis, and digital marketing to help grow your business and level-up your team. Powered by the SBA and NIIC. For businesses of 10-99 employees.

Small businesses are the primary driver of job growth in Indiana. In fact, existing second stage businesses generated nearly 40 percent* of all new job in Indiana in 2017, higher than any other stage. Economic Gardening® is designed to provide second stage companies (10-99 employees) with a mix of technical support and assistance that can help them thrive and contribute to the economic prosperity of their communities.

The National Economic Gardening program was designed by Chris Gibbons, business development director of Littleton, Colorado in 1987. After a major job reduction by one of its largest manufacturers, Gibbons decided to focus resources on the existing local companies. He was very successful at helping those companies create jobs and increase sales tax revenue. Adopted by the Purdue Center for Regional Development in 2014 for Indiana companies, Economic Gardening has a proven history of providing measurable growth to companies. You can learn more about the program at pcrd.purdue.edu/economic-gardening.

Interested? Fill out the application form or contact:

Emily Del Real
Engagement Specialist
Purdue Center for Regional Development