Just as cities across the country have served as examples of innovation and policy success in recent years, smaller communities also know how to drive economic development and build a prosperous future.
A new lens for viewing social challenges can offer insight into new, complementary solutions. The challenges faced by Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families is one such area that can significantly benefit from a new perspective.
Our article on entrepreneurship in government was published in the Journal Record on February 3, 2017
Fortunately, cross-sector collaboration makes it possible for state government to partner with entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers to create win-win relationships — benefiting the partners directly involved and the entire state.
By coming together to launch innovative solutions in communities across the state, we can avoid larger challenges in the future and build a stronger state today for all Oklahomans.
Suddenly, we aren’t focused on what isn’t working and why we can’t do something. We become energized by new possibilities and hope for something more.
How well are we working together to improve outcomes in Oklahoma? There is significant room for improvement.