In the past I’ve touched on “Economic Gardening“, an idea developed by Chris Gibbons. To paraphrase Chris, “Growth anywhere in the world is a result of entrepreneurship. You can try to attract and recruit entrepreneurs to come into your community. Or you can try to grow entrepreneurship from within your community.” Economic gardening is about growing from within.
Recently, this idea came back around to the forefront in light of our current economic situation and resulting budget cuts and I started thinking…
Are our State leaders encouraging economic gardening? Are we growing from within?
What do you think?