updated: 10/4/2012 7:44:09 AM
Details of an economic development initiative in Shelby County will be revealed today. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County officials will outline a partnership that aims to support "home-grown" entrepreneurs and local business development.
October 3, 2012
WHAT: News conference announcing an economic development model in which Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will assist Shelby County and Shelbyville to create home-grown entrepreneurial talent and support business development
WHERE: Intelliplex, 150 West Washington Street, Shelbyville
WHEN: Thursday, October 4 - 11:30 a.m.
Officials from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville will announce a partnership that will create an economic development model that will assist in the creation of home-grown entrepreneurial talent, educate future innovators and attract manufacturing- and technology-based businesses.
Goals are to help attract talent and business to Shelby County, while utilizing the expertise of Rose-Hulman, an education institution specializing in undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics.
Participating in the news conference will be:
-Tom DeBaun, Mayor, City of Shelbyville
-Robert Coons, President, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
-Stu Kaplan, President, Makuta Technics, Inc.
-Elizabeth Hagerman, Ph.D., Vice President of Rose-Hulman Ventures
-Bobby Thompson, Assistant Principal, Triton High School
Components of this partnership will be:
Enhancing Education -- Increasing the number of Shelby County students acquiring necessary skills to achieve STEM-related college degrees.
Inspiring Innovation -- Programs will position Shelby County as an attractive location to work and live.
Encouraging Entrepreneurship -- Establishing a valuable network that connects Shelby County with Rose-Hulman.
Sharing Resources -- Rose-Hulman resources will help Shelby County companies solve technology challenges and encourage the development of new businesses.
Forward Thinking -- Launching the next generation of technical leaders for success in the community.
Full details will be announced at Thursday's event.
Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology