New York Times Article Mention
"Alternative economic development strategies are gradually gaining traction. Littleton, Colo., a suburb of Denver, has pioneered an “economic gardening” approach that rejects a “hunting” model in favor of growing its own small businesses, providing supportive services and planning assistance. Its success has inspired pilot projects in several states, including Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Louisiana."Read Full Article
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