Introducing theAmp

Introducing theAmp

On May 30, nearly 100 people gathered at the Selmer Farmers Market to brainstorm ideas for the future of McNairy County. The event was organized by TN Driving Innovation, a program of theCO that uses mobile labs to take workshops and tech education to 55 counties throughout the state of Tennessee. Big Table, Big Ideas, marked the launch of Driving Innovation’s third mobile lab, theAmp, which is designed to help rural communities amplify their local resources and strengthen connections between people and the places they share. 

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Looking Back on Five Years at theCO with Austin Thompson

Looking Back on Five Years at theCO with Austin Thompson

Five years ago, theCO was just starting out and not nearly as well-known. Austin Thompson, one of theCO’s earliest members, sat down to tell us how he got involved all those years ago and why he continues to stick around. Austin has two companies, Thompson Industries, where he does social media marketing and small business consulting, and Random Pieces of Wood, which he started while at theCO, where he crafts laser engraved gifts.

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Dev Catalyst Celebrates Another Great Trip to San Francisco

Dev Catalyst Celebrates Another Great Trip to San Francisco

A few months ago, over 200 students submitted their final projects from their Dev Catalyst coding classes to our competition. Out of those, 21 exceptional students were awarded an all expenses paid tech tour of San Francisco. The trip, which is the sixth of its nature, gives students the chance to visit some top companies in Silicon Valley and discover the vast career options available to those in tech. 

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Stuck on Sticker Mule

Stuck on Sticker Mule

A fun way for Jacksonians to rep their love for their city is with Our Jackson Home’s merchandise. Sayings such as “Jackson Grown,” “Stay 731,” and “West Tennessee is the best Tennessee” adorn apparel for all ages from onesies for the newest addition to soft sweatshirts that’ll keep grandma warm. The shop also features plenty of home items such as Jackson and West TN map prints, screen-printed totes, campfire mugs, and more.

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