Show-Me Innovation premiers on Marcy 23 at 7:30 p.m. - Repeats March 25 at 4 p.m.
From high-tech lab work to old-fashioned quilt work, Missourians are taking their economic future into their own two hands, and a public television partnership is helping to tell their stories. With support from the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Nine Network (St. Louis), KCPT (Kansas City), OPT (Springfield) and KMOS (Warrensburg) are coming together to highlight the Missourians who are creating jobs, reviving communities and shaking up industries.
Co-hosted by the Nine Network’s Jim Kirchherr and KCPT’s Randy Mason, this special explores the vibrant and diverse forms entrepreneurship takes across the state. It invites viewers to big cities and small towns to meet the people taking ideas and innovations from laboratories and laptops, workshops and kitchens, and building them into successful businesses.
Preview some of the stories:
Through a series of short segments and a half-hour special, Show-Me Innovation will feature the high-profile, high-tech success stories that have come to dominate conversations of successful startups—like that of Twitter cofounder and Missouri native Jack Dorsey—but also thriving businesses in other sectors such as a budding BBQ sauce distributor who got his start in a local kitchen-turned-business-incubator. It will also explore the role community plays in creating the environment for entrepreneurial success through startup incubators, maker spaces and local non-profits.
Show-Me Innovation is produced with the support from the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
About the Missouri Department of Economic Development
The Missouri Department of Economic Development works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. The Department administers a wide array of programs designed to enhance Missouri's economy in the 21st Century by improving Missouri's entrepreneurial business climate, strengthening public/private partnerships to make our communities more attractive, and increasing Missouri's over-all competitive advantage in the global marketplace.