GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


GrowFL CEOs share their perspective on Economic Gardening in Florida


2017 Report on Growfl / Economic Gardening effectiveness

2016 Report on Best Performing Cities

2015 Report on Growfl / Economic Gardening effectiveness

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