Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thursday morning, I attended a session with Dana McDaniel, Development Director for the City of Columbus, and Rick Coplin, from TechColumbus. They talked about their collaborative partnership to work with a building owner in Dublin to create a space for small business start-ups. The entrpreneurs can collaborate with each other and take advantage of the services provided by TechColumbus. The library needs to expand its collaborations - especially in the area fo facilities. For example, Northside is in an area where there are few properties available in a reasonable price range for a much needed larger branch. Possibly, we can collaborate with OSU/Campus Partners since they own much of the undeveloped properties on our part of High St. We could also collavborate with residential developers working in the area. Shared space would work on that part of High St.