Bionetics DES Group

27 Jun, 2018
Economic Gardening helped the Bionetics Defense Engineering Services Group (formerly Atlantic Inertial Systems Inc.) become more strategic about marketing to existing customers...

A stronger approach to Michigan’s economic growth

26 Jun, 2018
When it comes to Hollywood, movie sequels often fall flat when compared to their earlier versions. Not so for a new white paper from the Small Business Association of Michigan...

Knowing when to leave: the fine art of hitting the road

20 Jun, 2018
June 29th will be my last day at the Edward Lowe Foundation. This marks the end of a three-year succession plan...

McCormick Stevenson Corp.

30 May, 2018
“I liked that Economic Gardening was an occasional interaction in a disciplined way, rather than something that took all of my time,” says Noel McCormick.

Southern Designs

14 May, 2018
Economic Gardening is no cookie-cutter program, says Tance Hughes, CEO of Southern Designs. "The researchers work with you, creating a custom plan to help achieve growth objectives.”

Learning to compete: the nonprofit’s answer to living in a world of silos

8 May, 2018
The number of ESOs is growing exponentially. On the surface this sounds wonderful. But when the space becomes overcrowded, things get messy...

No one-night wonder: MCSB goes 365

4 May, 2018
The new MCSB will help second-stagers scale larger and become even more successful — not only regionally but also at the national and global level...

Greenup Industries

20 Apr, 2018
“Before Economic Gardening, we didn’t have any kind of strategy," says Rodney Greenup. "Now we have one that defines what we will look like and who we will do business with.”

Out of Africa: Savanna restoration at Big Rock Valley

10 Apr, 2018
Once widespread throughout the Midwest, oak savannas have become an endangered habitat — something we’re trying to change at our headquarters property...

QDS Systems

9 Apr, 2018
“I really liked the pace,” says Stan Prutz, CEO of QDS Systems. “It didn’t drag on, and it was self-directed, which was important. The researchers focused on what we asked for.”