Building the Future: Inside Innovation Districts

What are innovation districts and are they the model for mid-sized cities who want to become globally competitive? Is your city building one? If not, should they?

On April 27, we tackled these questions and more at our virtual event: Inside Innovation Districts: Partnerships, Physical Assets, & Talent. Our guests were Sean Luther, executive director of InnovatePGH in Pittsburgh; Katy Boren, president and CEO of the Oklahoma City Innovation District; and Emily Krueger, the Chief Operating Officer for 16 Tech Community Corporation in Indianapolis.

They shared with us and our audience their strategies and challenges around their initiatives, including the importance of the “mash-up” of physical space, university research, community building, and workforce development. You can watch the entire panel discussion here:

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