Main Street SDSU….(I thought they did education & research)
Posted by PP at the SDWC October 18, 2008
I’ve caught wind in recent weeks of something that SDSU president Dr. David Chicoine is starting to talk to people in the community about. Allegedly, or so I’ve been told, he has a vision to create “a main street of businesses” somewhere on the SDSU campus.
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I can understand Pat’s concern but a trip to campuses across the nation would show you in order to be competitive, you need to be willing to move along with the times. Amenities are important to student life and SDSU understands the value of public and private partnerships to achieve results.
The day has arrived where government can’t be everything to everyone. That’s why we (Brookings and SDSU) partner with the private sector to create opportunities mutually in an innovative manner. An idea like a ‘mainstreet of businesses’ will attract people, and you can’t educate and promote research without people. I remember the businesses close to campus years ago that Pat is referring to. What exists in their place today is a much better improvement. I am grateful we can count on visionaries in our community to continue to make things better – in the camaraderie of true collaboration – the way of getting things done for the future.