Cultivating Oklahoma City's Innovation District

A new Brookings Institution reports recommends strategies for Oklahoma City to continue to grow the influence of its innovation district.
April 27, 2017, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A team of writers at the Brookings Institution writes an article about the Oklahoma City innovation district, which local officials hope will continue to leverage the region's advantages in health, energy, and other sectors.

"With the right investments, the Oklahoma City innovation district has the potential to become a major center of gravity for innovation and economic development in Oklahoma City," according to the post's authors. To achieve that potential, and overcome a number of challenges listed in the post, the authors recommend four strategies: 1) Establish an Oklahoma Center for Energy and Health Collaboration, 2) Implement a technology-based economic development and entrepreneurship effort within the innovation district, 3) Create a denser, more active, and better-connected mixed-use urban environment in and around the innovation district, and 4) Form a standing committee on diversity and inclusion.

The post previews a larger report on the same subject, titled "Positioned for growth: Advancing the Oklahoma City Innovation District."

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Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Brookings
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