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Through the Front Door:

How Innovation Starts with an Invitation.


Innovation is more than coming up with new ideas.

It’s about creating jobs, boosting the economy, and forming connections across sectors. To build the best environment for innovation to take root, we must reject the idea of restricted spaces and focus on broadcasting an invitation to the community.

Within our cities, there is increasing need for more open and accessible spaces that foster innovation. This isn’t just because innovation is cool or trendy, it’s because innovation is necessary to boost ailing economies.

Simply speaking, start-ups create jobs faster than normal companies.

Cities around the world have been seizing this opportunity by creating Innovation Districts, which are built environments that fuel economic development. These hubs offer zones of experimentation that build connected communities which support start-ups and growing companies.

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To learn best practices in designing and building Innovation Districts, download our white paper. 

FWD Partners is a consulting and development firm with a mission to create unconventional real estate that builds social fabric. Our projects rethink physical spaces with three goals: create strong communities, enhance local economies, and transform lives.

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