Economic Gardening

Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program

First Economic Gardening Pilot Program in the Pacific Northwest

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program, an economic development program for businesses in the Tri-Cities community, made possible through the support of Battelle and Gesa Credit Union.  The Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program is a partnership with the Michigan-based Edward Lowe Foundation, which houses the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG).  The Tri-Cities program is the first Economic Gardening Pilot Program in the Pacific Northwest.  Five second-stage businesses from the Tri-Cities community will be selected as part of the pilot to engage with NCEG’s “National Strategic Research Team” – a team of specialists from across the country who will deliver Economic Gardening services that are specially tailored to each business’ particular attributes.  These services are free of charge for participating businesses and simply require a time commitment over a few weeks.

About Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening® is a new way of thinking about supporting growth companies and letting businesses owners know how critical they are to local economies.  Rather than offer traditional incentives, tax credits or real estate discounts, Economic Gardening offers CEO’s valuable strategic information.  This information is gathered with their guidance and input and customized for their business.  The National Center for Economic Gardening is currently partnered with more than 30 communities across the country to provide Economic Gardening programs.

To learn more about the Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program, please click here or contact Austin Neilson, Government & Economic Affairs Director, at 509.736.0510 or austin.neilson@tricityregionalchamber.com