Economic Gardening & New Media

Friday, December 4, 2009 Ideas

Growing Our Opportunities: A workshop sponsored by RJI and REDI

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By Rebecca Townsend

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New media technology promises new opportunity for local economic development in Columbia.

In partnership with the Regional Economic Development Inc., Reynolds Journalism Institute has launched an "economic gardening" initiative aimed at locally cultivating a culture of innovative entrepreneurship centered on growing new media opportunities. By pursing a multi-faceted collaboration between business and academia, local leaders hope to nurture the growth of new media innovation and entrepreneurship in Mid-Missouri.

The effort kicked of in early December when RJI and REDI hosted an exploratory summit focused on identifying areas of potential synthesis between the university, entrepreneurs, students and the community.

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