• Building a Creative Services Incubator: A Lesson on Developing Collaborative Relationships Across Diverse Stakeholders

    Author(s):
    Victoria Bennett
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    MSU EDA University Center: Regional Economic Innovation
    Subject(s):
    Economic development, Rural development, Sustainable development, City planning, Small business
    Item Type:
    Report
    Tag(s):
    #EconomicDevelopment, #EconomicDevelopmentAdministration, #EDA, business, community, Development, Economic, equity, Michigan
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/qtp5-2s73
    Abstract:
    This guide will help readers understand the multifaceted nature of the relationship between the economic development community and the community college, using the example of the development of a Creative Services Business Incubator. While this example is a micro look at one specific project the lessons have merit on a broader scale. The Creative Services Business Incubator is a simple idea. The basic premise is that students studying graphic and web design will offer design and web services to the small business and start-up community. However simple, we are still working through how to create a Creative Services Incubator that will serve the needs of economic development groups, a college and its administration, faculty and students, an advisory committee, a creative review committee and client businesses. The foundation of the project is well established, but the details about how all these pieces will fit together are not yet ironed out. Throughout the paper readers will see the work completed thus far and gain insight into steps that will be taken to continue the project through a successful implementation.
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