Skip to Navigation Skip to Content


Workshops to Help Economic Gardening Sprout Across Michigan

The Small Business Association of Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority are hosting a series of free workshops to help local officials and economic development professionals understand economic gardening.

These workshops are an opportunity for you to learn first hand what economic gardening can mean for you and your community.

These free workshops will enable you to hear directly from MEDC officials as well as other economic gardening experts.  You will:

  • Learn the basics of economic gardening:  What it is, where it came from, and why it makes sense for Michigan.
  • Hear about the State’s plans for making economic gardening part of our overall economic development strategy, including a Pilot Program launching on October 1.
  • Learn how you can partner with the state to strengthen local efforts to support growth-orientated companies.
  • Leave with concrete ideas to start the planning process to proceed with an economic gardening strategy in your area.

 To register, please select one of the five workshop options below.  Remember, space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

For more information, contact Monica Long at Public Policy Associates, Inc., ( or 517-485-4477).

 If the event you would like to attend is full, please e-mail your contact information to Monica Long ( to be put on the list for future events.