Local Government Leaders Say Economic Gardening Can Help Grow Their Economies

Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2010

8 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2013

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Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: November 1, 2010

Abstract

Economic gardening is a new economic development strategy used to grow local economies by cultivating existing businesses, rather than, or in addition to, hunting for new businesses to relocate from the outside. This report presents findings about economic gardening and related activities in communities across Michigan, as well as the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders about whether or not the strategy can succeed in their communities. The report is based on statewide surveys of local government officials conducted in the Spring 2010 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: local government, economic development, economic gardening

Suggested Citation

Ivacko, Thomas M. and Horner, Debra, Local Government Leaders Say Economic Gardening Can Help Grow Their Economies (November 1, 2010). Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2351901

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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