Behold the brave new world of economic gardening.
But Christian Gibbons, considered the godfather of economic gardening, forewarns acolytes about this economic development initiative.
"Economic gardening is not a quick fix and it is not a silver bullet. It is a long-term strategy," Gibbons said in the 2010 summer issue of the Economic Development Journal.
"It is not a fad diet. It is a lifestyle change."
"It takes awhile to put the infrastructure in place and to get to a scale large enough to make a difference," Gibbons said.
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