SBDC announces 12 companies in first round of Economic Gardening pilot program

By: InnovatioNews Monday November 3, 2014 0 comments Tags: Colorado SBDC, Denver, Economic Gardening, Kelly Manning


Colorado SBDC logoDENVER - The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announced the first round of companies selected for its three-year Economic Gardening pilot program, "SBDC Advanced."

The 12 companies are:

  • Amnet

  • Anton Collins Mitchell

  • Best Signs

  • FBSC Signs

  • Chinook Medical

  • Growing Spaces

  • Kota Longboards

  • Lakeside Insurance Center

  • Miramont Family Medicine

  • Redstone Aerospace

  • Stratom

  • Venture Snowboards


Economic Gardening is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development designed to grow and nurture existing companies, SBDC said.

Economic Gardening programs revolve around finding the second-stage companies that are positioned and poised for rapid growth.

"We are excited to offer these services that might otherwise be out of reach for the small to mid-sized business owners," said Kelly Manning, SBDC state director.

"This has proven to be a great tool for spurring innovation and growth across the state."

For more information or to apply for the program, visit

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