UVa Speaker Will Discuss Entrepreneurship in Petersburg
Students at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School will hear from the Executive Director of UVa’s Tayloe Murphy Center today.
Gregory Fairchild, an Associate Professor at UVA's Darden School of Business, will talk to the students about the important role of creative ideas and how today's leaders are employing those gifts and talents in the fine, performing and technological arts.
He calls his presentation " Entrepreneurship: The 'Fuel' For Growing Creative Ideas." ARGS focuses on the arts and technology.
Before speaking at the school, Fairchild will meet with local business and community leaders to talk about the kinds of partnerships the Tayloe Murphy Center, at UVA, works to set up to promote entrepreneurship and economic development across Virginia.
While some may find some localities with high unemployment, poverty and sluggish economic growth past their prime, he says the Center gets involved to help communities make crucial investments to help jump start development and business growth, at the same time preserving the culture and features that make the communities unique.
John Ogle, WCVE News