J. Roy Dee
- Overseeing a regional leakage study – finding the most likely opportunity for new small and large business.
- Understanding and developing opportunities in all areas of business; light manufacturing, agri-business, tourism, etc.
- Creating a community entrepreneurship support system.
- Engendering invention and innovation.
- Developing and implementing a web based set of business tools.
- Developing entrepreneurship clubs at WVC and MCHS.
- Developing a cadre of diverse business mentors.
- Exploring and implementing appropriate regional incubator(s)
- Developing regional self-sustaining meta-businesses to engender increased regional business transactions.
- Conduct a more thorough analysis of the gaps in the existing entrepreneurship-support system. These aforementioned are not gaps. They are examples of what has been done elsewhere for 50 years with marginal success. We can’t use the same tired approaches the rest of the country used to support an 805 failure rate!
- Create a comprehensive online inventory of established entrepreneurs and potential mentors in the world, well indexed so that early-stage entrepreneurs easily can find partners/mentors.
- Choose one sector – based upon the findings of the Incubator Feasibility Study – in which to create a self-financing incubator
- Recruit leading businesses and institutions to sponsor incubators that support the other existing programs in the community (e.g. The hospital to support potential businesses that could grow out of the health occupations academy, the various manufacturers to support the metalworking/advanced manufacturing academy, others that support the CEO program etc. Pick one capital formation metabusiness to expand the local finance options entrepreneurs in the region have.