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First Recommendations from Data-Driven Plan to Support Makers in Shelby County to Roll Out this Fall

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 19, 2017) – EPIcenter and Little Bird Innovation today announced the first recommendations from a plan focused on growing maker businesses and strengthening the maker community over the next three years in Memphis. The plan was developed using data from the Made By Project, first-of-its-kind qualitative and quantitative research of more than 300 makers, artisans and micro-manufacturers in Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. The announcement comes during the National Week of Making, June 16-22, which highlights activities in communities throughout the United States that celebrate the innovation, ingenuity, and creativity of makers. The Made By Project sought to understand the aspirations and needs of “makers,” or entrepreneurs creating and selling physical goods created at small scale in ...

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