Expanding Access: Moving Beyond the Innovation District

Betsy McCaw
Marco Perez
Paul Riser
03 Nov 2016
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Edna Boies Hopkins | Lobby Level

Expanding Access: Moving Beyond the Innovation District

Innovation districts are all the fad, but how can they be organized so they support innovative assets without exacerbating urban issues? This session will explore how those organizations develop and work within an innovation district are being intentional about including disparate neighborhoods, underrepresented populations, and workforce opportunities into the district. Additionally, this session will include a dialogue on locating future opportunities at the intersection between technology-based and community-focused economic development.


  • Betsy McCaw, Chief Operating Officer, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership


  • Marco Perez, VP of Operations, LAUNCH Chattanooga
  • Paul Riser, Managing Director, TechTown