Economic Gardening to Help Companies Grow

Livingston County is pleased to announce that the Economic Gardening program will again be available in 2017. The program is designed to facilitate the expansion of second stage companies – that is companies beyond start-up that are ready for steady growth.

“The majority of our economic growth stems from our existing businesses” states Bill Bacon, Director of Economic Development for Livingston County. “We need to nurture them and help them grow.”

The Economic Gardening program provides free access to in-depth sales and marketing research via a strategic research team which can help a company to:

  • Identify more qualified sales leads and tap into new and growing markets
  • Leverage social media to connect with customers
  • Improve online marketing efforts with search engine optimization (SEO) and website analysis
  • Analyze employee temperament to build strong management teams

To date, five Livingston County companies have participated in the Economic Gardening program.  Judy Hart, Owner and President of Seating Inc. shared “Leading a small business can be tough!  Economic Gardening provides entrepreneurs with professional resources that can help them put the vast amount of information available in today’s changing environment to work for them.  Be prepared to invest your time and effort to get the maximum benefit.”

The Economic Gardening program is managed by Greater Rochester Enterprise and made available to Livingston County companies through generous financial support from Senator Gaillivan. For more information please visit: or contact GRE’s Carter Middleton at 585-530-6217 or via email at