Gardening

GP Economic Gardening is a program of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council focused on supporting the accelerated growth of Second Stage companies in our region. The program, part of the national Economic Gardening program, helps our clients with such strategic issues as developing new markets, refining business models and accessing competitive intelligence.

If your business qualifies as a Second Stage company and you would like to participate in GP Economic Gardening, please complete and return the application below.

What is a Second Stage Company?
growth-oriented
10-99 employees
$1 million or more in annual revenue

How does the program work?
Selected companies work with a national team of experts over a period of weeks to identify growth opportunities and develop a strategy. Team members offer tools and expertise in key areas including strategy, research, GIS, marketing and search engine optimization.

What is the cost?

GP Economic Gardening clients pay $1,000. The Greater Peoria EDC pays the remaining program fee up to $4,000.

Video – Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening Information Sheet

Economic Gardening Business Application

Apply here today!