What we want isn’t always what we need. Agreeing on what to get is even harder.
Things to Discuss Today
New Technology: Online Community Storytelling
Elevating the Value of Douglas County
Using Technology to Bridge the Generation Gap
Incubation and Growth: A New Story
Thoughts to Start Discussion Cynics start with “That won’t work.” Leaders debate ideas without criticizing people: “How can we make this work?” Keep things positive to get a good result. No views you hear today belong to any organization, and are only the opinions of individuals. The purpose of today’s event is to stimulate dialogue. No one person knows the answer to life’s problems. Together we achieve more. We’re all in this together.
Thanks to the people and organizations who brought us here:
A grassroots member organization promoting independent farms and businesses in Douglas County. A project of UCDC.
KerninSteinhaeur Executive Director of Organizational Development UIDC Mark Bilton-SmithPresident, Rio Networks
Phoenix Charter School
Douglas County Library
Aaron’s story 2006-2011 Chicago San Francisco Oakland, CA Wrangell, AK Portland Douglas County
Find your community’s core story and give them voice to share. Resource-based Exploring a new identity Sustainable, thriving & strong local economy
High Tech and Creative Industries Community Economic Development Focus Original concept and local focus: attract high tech and creative entrepreneurs to build diversity within the local economy and create jobs. Douglas County provides an excellent lifestyle well-suited to the lives of internet entrepreneurs, and will benefit from an influx of job creators. We need to effectively leverage and utilize the local businesses, natural resources and gifts of Douglas County. Community input is being collected to assess additional opportunities and uses for the UBC.
Why a Data Center? There is rapidly growing demand for rural based web and server hosting facilities. Metropolitan areas are overbuilt and a prime target for mass central disruption in the event of catastrophe. Current business demand massive, redundant, quality, wide area network and internet traffic distribution, this will establish Douglas County as the meeting place for accessing the internet superhighway. Will stimulate the success of the UBC by providing the infrastructure to attract the internet dependant sector, high tech individuals and enterprise business to our community.
First Floor-Data Center
Results – Deliverables, continued 5,000 sq. ft. Data Center collocation facility Includes 200 6’ x 24” secure enclosed server racks Fire suppression system Redundant climate controlled atmosphere Redundant generators, power conditioning system battery backup High end security and surveillance system Network Operations Center 24x7 centralized monitoring and control systems for network management and deployment 24x7 high security environment with full surveillance Secure entry, loading, staging and programming area
Second Floor- Umpqua Business Center
Results - Deliverables 12,500 sq. ft. business incubation center (Second floor) 28 fully connected incubator offices Class A office spaces for executive suite anchor tenants Receptionist services and conferencing rooms Fully equipped copy/print common area for all tenants “Community Connect” access area for public internet Provides a 30 seat workstation training room Provides 5 public access computers with broadband Provides a 3 screen HD telepresence system
Why does technology matter for the future of Umpqua?
Our relationship with technology determines our future.
This is not your granddaddy's tractor.
Engagement in Douglas County The nexus of change and transformation. Coordinated programs Coordinated programs Citizenship Current & future businesses Local schools & organizations Capital Creativity Local purpose Critical Thinking Local purpose Education + Economics Thanks to Design H for inspiring this slide… more about them soon
We face new problems. Are we missing 4,000 people between ages 25-50? Have we fully prepared the younger generations to take the reigns of Douglas County? Our challenge is to work together to prepare youth to lead in an increasingly complex future.
Job Creation is Creative!
You know how much you can make selling fake energy drinks on Facebook?
New economy jobs Director of Chaos (Berkshire Hathaway) Director of Culture (Southwest Airlines) Vibe Manager (W Hotels) CEO of Love (America Online Dating) Director of Human Experience Strategy (Starcom Media)
We are leveraging new technology to build community alignment.
No Matter the Chicken, Incubation Nurtures and Supports.
How do we know which ideas to hatch?
Incubation Best Practices Strong Review and Governance Committee Strict Criteria and Graduation Requirements Facilitating Relationships and Connections Access and Preparation for Venture Capital Coaching, Training, and Leadership Enthusiastic Community Participation Networked to Local, Regional, National, and Global Resources and Best Practices
Some Leading Growth Industries Leadership and Management Consulting Low Cost Solutions to Global Poverty Healthcare Biotech Building Energy Food
Where do you want to go?
Our decisions matter.
What does growth and change mean for Douglas County?
What stories can we grow together? Share your story – firstname.lastname@example.org
We must reach across generations to learn from each other.
Work together to strengthen Douglas County.
Umpqua Business Center What do you want for your future? Tell me – email email@example.com