Oklahoma City's new innovation district could demonstrate power of placePublished: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK
There's a grassroots trend afoot in entrepreneurship that's really gaining steam. I'm going to call it the Power of Place.
That's why the vision of Oklahoma City as an innovation district is so exciting. “The idea is that metropolitan areas across the world are becoming the places where economies are being built,” said Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Oklahoma City Chamber.
“The paradigm of innovation has changed. It used to be we built a building that was a research facility on 50 to 60 acres of land — like Research Triangle Park (in North Carolina),” he said. “People drove there to work, and then they drove home. New innovation hubs have a very different paradigm. These new hubs are places where people work, live, play and learn.”