Innovation magazine on OKC's innovation district & renaissance

Published: Thursday, March 3, 2016 By: Jim Stafford Source: Innovation

There's some good coverage on the Innovation District and OKC's entrepreneurialism and renaissance from Innovation magazine this month:

AN EMERGING TECH CENTER: OKLAHOMA CITY Creating the “Power of Place” By Jim Stafford

"Two decades after Oklahoma City embraced a groundbreaking initiative that remade the city through a series of pay-as-you-go projects, another initiative is emerging with implications for economic development. In October, the Brookings Institution announced that Oklahoma City is one of two pilot cities included in a study about developing an innovation district in an area of the city heavily focused on biotechnology research.

"The study of the innovation ecosystems in both Oklahoma City and Philadelphia were the first announced since the establishment of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, a collaboration between Brookings and the not-for-profit Project for Public Spaces.

"Brookings is working with Oklahoma City partners to determine how best to develop the Oklahoma Health Center campus and adjacent Automobile Alley into a vibrant innovation district in which people can live, work and play. The partnership includes the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, the Presbyterian Health Foundation and the Alliance for Economic Development."

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