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Land IQ Accepted into City of Sacramento's Economic Gardening 2.0 Program

Land IQ is one of ten local businesses selected by the City of Sacramento to participate in the third cohort of its Economic Gardening 2.0 program, with the goal of growing local businesses so they can create jobs and bring more diversity to our local economy. The City of Sacramento’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development facilitates this project in cooperation with the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG), Berkley Strategy Advisors (BSA), and the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Career Center.

Program participants receive expert research, strategy consulting, the opportunity to work with Sacramento State students, as well as matching funds in a form of a grant from the City to help achieve future growth.

Land IQ has grown organically over the life of our company on the foundation of quality work and scientific/technology innovation. However, we have not intentionally analyzed our business strengths and areas for more intentional growth. We believe there is a lot of opportunity for this and feel this program will help inform our future direction and growth. The implementation of our research and development investments have been successful to date but we look forward to professional guidance on expanding that success while maintaining our strong company culture – Mica Heilmann, Owner

Other local businesses participating in this cohort include the following technology, publishing, food and beverage, consulting, and marketing firms:

Build Momentum – Connects organizations working on transformative water, energy, transportation and manufacturing technologies with strategic planning, funding opportunities, project management and commercialization services.

e-Mission Control – Assists organizations with clean energy vehicle and equipment fleets to enroll in programs to obtain clean fuel credits.

Fast Break Tech – Provides a range of IT services to support small businesses including computers, network and phone services.

Garage Champs – Custom screen print and embroidery shop that specializes in high quality custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel.

Midtown Spirits – Local distillery producing Vodka and Gin from rice and corn grown in the Sacramento Region.

Signs Now – Design, produce and install a large variety of custom signs for businesses throughout the Sacramento region.

Symsoft Solutions LLC – Web design, development and system integration firm focusing on user interface and user experience design, accessibility, web content management system implementations, business intelligence solutions, data analytics and visualizations, as well as custom web/mobile application development.

The Sacramento Observer – Weekly newspaper providing award-winning coverage of Sacramento’s African American community.

Unseen Heroes – Supports community development by creating unforgettable moments through events, media, and retail experiences.

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