On Tuesday, Dr. Ron Williams, with Coppin State State University and Phillip Imel, Dean of the School of Business at Bluefield State College, stopped by the WVVA studio to talk about a way to help entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses.
The concept is called a ‘makerspace,’ and there is one currently up and operating in Baltimore, Maryland. “A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools,” according to makerspaces.com.
Right now, the idea is being explored to create a makerspace in Bluefield, WV. Currently, the community is being asked to fill out surveys expressing their opinions about a makerspace. Dr. Williams is working with Bluefield State College to explore the idea further. The decision to create a makerspace in Bluefield will ultimately be up to the City of Bluefield.
To learn more about makerspaces, you can watch In Focus on Sunday March 10th at 9 a.m. on WVVA.