Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Connecting Dots

"I think the work being done at The Works, with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is really a cornerstone that could be built on, and could be associated with the 79/70 (industrial development) initiative.  That was the one thing that jumped out at me."
This is author/developer Jack Schultz quoted in a  NewarkAdvocate.com story upon his remarks to the Licking County Chamber's Economic Development Summit.

Schultz really connected the dots for economic development.

Licking County's 79|Seventy initiative is an effort to capitalize on an already-strong advanced materials corridor in Central Ohio's largest concentration of manufacturing.  Marketing is an essential component of successful economic development.

The Works' STEM Initiative is an effort to engage parents and kids to understand the value of science, technology, engineering, and math in a way to translates into our schools producing a STEM-ready workforce for our local businesses--those already here and those yet to come.  It's clear.  This effort is part of the equation for economic development.

It's great when someone from outside the community recognizes what we are doing and how it all interrelates to overall, improved economics in our community.  Thanks, Jack.

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