Deliverables and performance measures
The city will pay local consultant Startup Junkie $12,500 per month as part of its Fayetteville First economic initiative. It also has a $360,000 contract over two years with the Chamber of Commerce to focus on business retention.
Startup Junkie’s duties are as follows, as outlined in the contract:
Support a collaborative entrepreneurial/innovative environment.
Increase high-tech job growth and University of Arkansas partnerships.
Create innovative spaces and programs to support entrepreneurs.
Expand entrepreneurship education programs.
Support the growing local artisan food and craft-beverage industry.
Support talent attraction, retention and development.
Collaborate with the city for communication to the public.
Source: City of Fayetteville
To read the city’s economic plan, go to startupcityofthesouth.com.