RJI hosts Entrepreneurial Inventorying Event
Mar 2, 2012
Part of developing media for the future is helping people who are innovating in such fields subsidize their endeavors. This article focuses on an RJI event that did as much.
From Reynolds Journalism Institute
With an objective to inventory local business assets for startup ventures, local entrepreneurs, as well as several community organizations assembled on September 13th, 2011 in RJI’s Palmer Room to hear from local leaders as well as to participate in hands-on information gathering exercise. The event entitled “Economic Gardening: Gathering Our Entrepreneurial Resource – Putting the Pieces Together” was the second such event produced in collaboration with Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI).
“We have passing through our gates the best and brightest, and we want those bright minds to innovate, to create, and then we’d like for them to stay here and become very prosperous” said Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid in his opening remarks in kicking off the event. Mayor McDavid was then followed by an assortment of others speakers who presented resources and upcoming events designed to advance and proliferate entrepreneurial activities in the region. More…