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Referral Center Success Spotlight: Resource Partners and Economic Gardening

By: NetWork Kansas

Economic Gardening is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development that seeks to grow the local economy from within.  Its premise is that local entrepreneurs create the companies that bring new wealth and economic growth to a region in the form of jobs, increased revenues, and a vibrant local business sector. 

Economic Gardening leverages sophisticated corporate databases, geographic information systems, and digital marketing tools to help Kansas Companies better compete online. Manufacturers, service providers, and retailers that have a web presence and do business regionally or even nationally should consider Economic Gardening. The NetWork Kansas referral center has a national strategic research team leader on staff who can guide you through the entire process.

Recent feedback from a resource partner shows the power of this program:


"Economic Gardening is a fantastic opportunity for growth-minded businesses looking to expand their distribution base," said Stephanie A. Landis, a Certified Value Growth Advisor, MBA and NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional from America's SBDC - Kansas at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.

"From initial contact through the delivery, the communication is professional, pointed, and deliberate," she said. "With the goal of assisting the business in scaling, the report, tools and insight from the team gathered by John at Network Kansas goes far exceed expectations.  They make it easy for an advisor to create the next step Go-To-Market strategy.  By taking advantage of this knowledge base, the advisor and ultimately the client, are able to take action in growing their business at a much faster pace than without this assistance.  We are fortunate to have this program and to be able to offer to our clients." 

For more information about Economic Gardening, please access the program brochure or call (877) 521-8600 and ask for John.