Carl (pictured in "A Starting Point," in the middle) says:
Since we heard this show ... Hartford has been rated #5 in the country to start a small business, great press!
From Where We Live's John Dankosky:
"It's a perfect starter to what we're talking about. If we can agree that thriving, creative people make a thriving, creative city, then small business startups need to have a place here. So, what are the barriers to people starting business here? How do we tear them down so that more "creatives" are investing here?
For instance, this might be a barrier."
Thank you, Dankosky, for segueing into the topic of our next live broadcast.
(photo by Chris Metcalf, Creative Commons)
Locating Creativity: Can Art and Innovation Revitalize Hartford?
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Can Hartford, the former insurance capital of the world, support a creative class? What (and who) is already here – and how can we connect them? How does the greater Hartford region contribute to Hartford’s creative landscape? What are the elements of a dynamic city – and where should Hartford focus its energy? What are the city’s barriers to a bustling creative economy?
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