Lynn Wilson is the business development specialist for the Rogers State University Innovation Center were she has served entrepreneurs and rural communities in northeast Oklahoma for the past nine years. Her work at RSU focuses primarily on operating a technology business incubator, entrepreneurial training, business counseling services, economic, demographic, and social research related to economic development and providing competitive intelligence and technical assistance to second stage growth businesses.
Lynn recently achieved certification as a program director for Oklahoma’s Economic Gardening Pilot Program and is currently obtaining certification as a Market Research Specialist through the National Center for Economic Gardening.
Prior to joining RSU she and her family operated several restaurant businesses. Lynn received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Northeastern State University and her MBA and Professional Certification in Entrepreneurship from Cameron University. In addition to her work at the Innovation Center Lynn teaches marketing, ethics and management for the Rogers State University School of Business & Technology.
Announcing Tracks 1, 2 and 3. These tracks will run all three days. More information released soon!
- Track 1– Branding & Marketing. Topics include: Social Media; How to Make it all Run Smoothly.
- Track 2 – Economic Gardening.
- Track 3 – Tribal Innovation
Question: What is Economic Gardening? Economic gardening is growing local economies from within. People rooted in a community know what the environment needs and who can come together to realize this dream. The idea was born in Littleton, Colorado (1989) on the premise that economic growth can be generated in the form of jobs, tax revenues and a vital private sector by the community itself. Additionally, it seeks to grow from within opposed to hunting outside of the community.