How are you connected to Spur?
I see a number of eventual connections between Spur and programs I work with at CSU:
- Given my former leadership with the Food Systems team and goal to bridge their work with the Regional Economic Development Institute, I can envision offering a variety of farm and food business development programs and projects out of Spur, including in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship.
- Spearheading some Regional Economic Development Institute programs with Economic Development partners (Downtown Colorado, EDCC, Colorado Food System Advisory Council) out of Spur.
- If the new Food Innovation Center hire agrees, I am interested in building out a consumer (and public attitude) panel from the Food Innovation Center that could be used for research projects and industry panels.
When did you get involved with Spur and why is it important to you?
I have been only lightly involved in framing “what could be” in the early phases, and hope to “plug in” as programs form, but I do not have a formal affiliation with Spur at this point.
What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur?
Another door to access CSU talent and programs for the Denver and statewide community, as well as a catalyst for public-facing initiatives that add visibility to the great work already being done at CSU.