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What’s Next In Houston’s Quest For A Better Innovation Culture?

Houston’s new focus on innovation started in part with a budget amendment by city council member Amanda Edwards

Florian Martin / Houston Public Media
Amanda Edwards has pushed innovation since she got elected to Houston City Council in 2015.

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For several months now, Houston has made significant progress in its quest to improve its innovation and startup culture.

Some accomplishments include the plan to build an innovation district in Midtown and a future research campus in the Texas Medical Center.

Things started going when Houston city council member Amanda Edwards offered an amendment to the 2017 city budget to create the technology and innovation taskforce.

Unbeknownst to her at the time, the Greater Houston Partnership simultaneously started having innovation roundtables about the same issue.

Click on the play button above to listen to the interview with Amanda Edwards.

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