OH Board of Regents Offers Policy Options to Promote Inclusion in the Innovation Economy

November 20, 2014

In a new report, the Ohio Board of Regents highlights promising policies to build more competitive innovation economies by tapping into the skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship of women, African-Americans, rural residents and other underrepresented populations. The review includes models pioneered by community organizations, academic institutions, entrepreneurship support organizations, philanthropies and tech-based economic development groups that draw traditionally underrepresented residents into innovation networks and ensure that benefits of the high-tech economy reach people of all backgrounds. The board’s Subcommittee on Inclusive Competitiveness provides specific recommendations for the state’s university system, including support for the Believe in Ohio Youth STEM Commercialization and Entrepreneurship program and the Choose Ohio First Scholarship. Download the report…

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