Clovis is looking for companies to participate in the Clovis Economic Gardening Program, a project meant to help established businesses grow with the help of specialists and research.
“It’s not a one-size-fits-all program,” said Andy Haussler, Clovis community and economic development director. “We could have a business that’s trying to figure out how to export to Australia, and another could be wanting to boost their social media marketing to have a better presence online.”
Companies in the program will have virtual access to teams of specialists who can provide customized data and work through obstacles stalling company growth.
Depending on the goals of the specific business, the economic gardening team can address challenges keeping a firm from growth.
The program is a partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening, and although four companies are already set to participate, there are at least two more spots available, Haussler said.
“It brings a business together with a team of experts, and the business explains where they’re having problems growing,” Haussler said. “We did a first round of this last year, and it was really good at providing businesses support.”
To be eligible to apply, companies have to be headquartered in Clovis for at least two years, have $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue, and employ 10 to 99 full-time employees.