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In Denver, legal marijuana spurs entrepreneurialism and gentrification

The Mile High City's booming marijuana industry has created and catalyzed thousands of jobs. While its impact rivals that of any single economic development initiative in the city's recent history, there are also plenty of challenges and growing pains.

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My Soapbox: Brad Schnittger, MusicLi

Thanks to my People’s Liberty Haile Fellowship grant, I've begun shaping the details of MusicLi, a licensing and library service for local musicians. Here's where I am so far in the development phase.

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UPDATED Soapbox Speaker Series: Craft Beer As Community Development

UPDATED WITH PANELISTS AND RSVP. Soapbox is partnering again with the University of Cincinnati's Niehoff Urban Studio to host a forum on urban development trends, this time focusing on beer entrepreneurs who are helping drive community development. The March 11 event will also feature samples of their newest products.

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Why the arts need to invest in innovation

"Ideas are like commodities," says arts fundraiser and consultant Scott Provancher. "Everyone has them. But, like a commodity, the real value is what you make of it. You need discipline and help." The March 4 smART Summit will prod local arts leaders to embrace innovation to make ideas a reality.

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More Social Innovation: Making lives better, one job at a time

"It's meant a lot to me to find a job where I live," says long-time Over-the-Rhine resident DeShawn Ashley, who works at Holtman's Donuts and Washington Park. "I was down here for the rough times, and now it's the good times."
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Jobs Videos

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Epipheo: Truth. Story. Love

Epipheo, headquartered in Cincinnati, tells stories that align with the company's core values: Truth. Story. Love. Video courtesy Epipheo.

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Cincinnati growing Cincinnati

Find out how a new generation of entrepreneurs, from farmers and artisans to digital app developers, are making history as they build the future of Cincinnati, one idea at a time. Video courtesy of The Queen City Project.

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Epi-ventures' Cincinnati deConstructed: Karen Kahle, Findlay Market

Six businesses that started in Findlay Market last year have already expanded to second locations outside of the historic space. Findlay's resource development director Karen Kahle explains the beauty of Market economics and its nurturing culture. Video courtesy Epi-Venture's Courtney Tsitouris.

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GOOD ideas: New landscapes for local food deserts

Right now, one quarter of Cincinnati's population lives in a food desert—children, women and men lack access to healthy food options they can afford. It doesn't have to be this way. Watch one design team's solutions and see how you can help in this first in a series of GOOD Ideas for Cities videos created in partnership with GOOD magazine, the Niehoff Urban Studio, the Contemporary Arts Center and The Queen City Project.

Ohio's Third Frontier

Soapbox reminds you to get out and vote today!  Ohio Third Frontier represents an unprecedented and bipartisan commitment to expand Ohio's technological strengths and promote commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies, create jobs, and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation. Voting 'Yes' on Issue 1 in Ohio's statewide ballot Tuesday continues the forward thinking work of OTF.  Want to learn more?  Watch this week's video by Seven/Seventy-Nine in partnership with the Creative Department and Barking Fish.
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