GrowFL Participants that Received Multiple Services and Met Eligibility Requirements Experienced Higher Growth
In accordance with state law, this report evaluates the Florida Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program (GrowFL) and its effectiveness in expanding the program’s targeted businesses. This review includes the period from November 2009 to September 2011, when the pilot program initially operated with state funding.
A complete overview of the GrowFL program. This shows the past results and summarizes the state-funded portion of the program in a concise 2-page outline.
Take a look at the Case Studies from past GrowFL clients to get an insight into some of our companies.
Findings from an economist’s analysis that show GrowFL helped to create 3,285 direct and indirect local jobs and contributed more than $ 510.4 million (direct and indirect) to the local economy.
The compiled results of the Statewide Economic Gardening Program from 2009 to 2013, as well as projected through to 2015.
The compiled results of the Pilot Economic Gardening Program that reported 1,400+ direct jobs were created by participant companies, generating an impact of 3,285 local jobs.
The past decade generated an abundance of headline events — the bursting dot-com bubble, 9-11, the banking crises, the home building meltdown, endless war, budget deficits, election cycles — the list goes on. Yet while most of us were looking the other way, a major shift occurred in the structure of the U.S. economy.
An in-depth look at the concept of economic gardening from the perspective of its creator, Chris Gibbons (originally featured in the 2010 issue of The IEDC’s Economic Development Journal).
A publication about economic gardening from the Edward Lowe Foundation, a Michigan-based organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial second-stage companies.
With economic gardening practices now in place, Florida is primed to become a region where entrepreneurs can garner community support and grow their businesses.