HEDC Partners with Purdue University for “Economic Gardening” Program

GREENFIELD, Ind. – April 9, 2015 – Hancock Economic Development Council (HEDC), a local economic development organization, is partnering with Purdue University on a program called “Economic Gardening” designed to provide “second stage” firms in the community with specialized expertise to help accelerate business growth.

Eligible second stage firms are those that are local and privately owned, have between 10-100 employees and $750K and $50 million in annual sales, and are interested in growing. There is specific interest in businesses that have a high-tech aspect to what they do.

If selected for participation in the program, firms will work with a team that has specialized training and expertise in areas like market analysis, lead generation, social media strategy, and search engine optimization. Firms interested in learning more about the program should contact Skip Kuker, Executive Director of the Hancock Economic Development Council.


Nolan “Skip” Kuker, CEcD
Hancock Economic Development Council
317-477-7241 (office)