Many upstate communities are anchored by universities.
They draw in students and breathe life into the region. But they also create jobs, fresh ideas and new companies.
The question is: How well is the upstate economy capitalizing on its academic institutions?
That's the topic of our latest Innovation Conversation: Higher Ed's Impact.
During the hour-long program, we spoke with:
- Marilyn Higgins, Vice President of Community Engagement and Economic Development at Syracuse University
- Bill Jones, Executive Director of RIT's Venture Creations business incubator
- Tom Kucharski, President and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
We also took calls from our listeners. You can listen to the show in its entirety above.