Houston is buzzing over announcement of future innovation district

 

Last week, Rice University led a press conference in partnership with the City of Houston, the Texas Medical Center and Station Houston. The focus? The transformation of the historic Sears building in midtown into an anchor space for the future Innovation District. As with any major initiative or partnership, the community weighed in on what this new development means for the future of the city. Click through to read thoughts from local journalists, community leaders, and entrepreneurs. 

Historic Midtown Sears building to anchor Houston innovation district 
Jade Boyd, Rice University News & Media

How a Midtown innovation hub will impact Houston's burgeoning tech scene
Jack Witthaus and Cara Smith, Houston Business Journal

Former Midtown Sears Site To Be Houston 'Innovation District'
Florian Martin, Houston Public Media

The Eight Elements of a Successful Innovation District?
William Fulton, The Urban Edge - Kinder Institute

Rice, partners envision innovative future for retired Sears building in Midtown
Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle

Station Houston and Mayor Turner Want Houston Innovation
Juliet Childers, Edgy Labs

Seeking to Join Top Tech Hubs, Houston Plans an Innovation District
Angela Shah, Xconomy

How a downtown incubator became the future operator of Houston's innovation hub
Jack Witthaus, Houston Business Journal

Mayor Turner, Rice announce new Midtown Innovation District
G. Trudeau, CW39

Houston Mayor unveils plan to convert 'Midtown Innovation District' at iconic Sears site
ABC13

Houston  Innovation District to be anchored by historic Midtown Sears building
Amanda Cochran, KPRC2

Midtown Sears building transforming to new tech hub
Stephanie Whitfeld, KHOU11

Bonus read: Houston looks inward for tech innovation leadership
Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle

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