TCC Celebrates Grand Opening of Center of Innovation

TCC Celebrates Grand Opening of Center of Innovation
Posted at 6:40 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 15:26:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Today, Tallahassee Community College celebrates the grand opening of its Center for Innovation.

TCC welcomed the community to check out its newly renovated site where our downtown studio is located.

It also has the city's first downtown Starbucks store as well as a computer learning center, office space and rooms to promote creativity and new ideas.

President Jim Murdaugh says the vision for the new center was influenced by increased demand for public and private industry training and access to technology resources.

"The talent we need to create for our community is talent that generates their own businesses, creates their own businesses, innovates, entrepreneurs," said Murdaugh. "There's a lot of activity in our community -- what we call an 'ecosystem' of entrepreneurs, but we intend to add to that by having a single place where the nonprofits, the for-profits and government can come together to collaborate and innovate.

We'll have much more on the new center in a special report Wednesday evening, the next part in our series "Building Tallahassee."