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Economic Gardening

Applications now being accepted for the Economic Gardening Program!

Are you the CEO of a second stage company in the Tampa Bay area?  The Tampa Bay Innovation Center, in partnership with USF CONNECT and GrowFL, is pleased to offer the GrowFL Economic Gardening Program.  GrowFL experts will work directly with you and your team members to provide the clearest path towards increasing your top line revenues.

The Economic Gardening Program includes:

One year training and leadership development program for a minimum of 6 people, including CEO (required) and 5 employees - 2 existing and a minimum of 3 new hires.

  • In-depth research access, working with a team of specialists in Marketing Strategy, Internet Marketing Strategy and Business Development.
  • Assistance for development and implementation of strategies.
  • Virtual collaboration center for shared interaction with the GrowFL specialists.

If available: once a month CEO Roundtables with peers to discuss strategies around solving specific business issues and further develop strategies for growth. (Additional charges apply and are not covered under the grant.)

Invitation to attend other networking and learning events throughout your engagement.

CEO enters into an agreement with the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to establish the business’s commitment to participate in the GrowFL program.

For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Weitlauf at (727)547-7340.

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