Ag Tech is the next edge for opportunity in tech. Ag is becoming one of the top industries for innovation and investment. Santa Cruz County is in an amazing position to develop a national model on how to build a diverse technology workforce and to become a leader in Ag Tech. When we spoke to the board of directors for the Santa Cruz Farm Bureau and asked what tech needs they had they said two things, mobile apps for small farmers and youth trained in GIS.
Everybody is talking about video but there are a lot of insecurities. It’s not cheap. It’s not straight forward. And success is tough to track.
"So many people of intelligence, of good judgement, of excellent taste, have already confirmed our statements by coming hither with their families and making their home among us, that we are confident that the time is not far distant when Santa Cruz County shall be, as it deserves to be, the richest tract of country of its size in the world, not only in wealth but in health, happiness and intelligence of its people and all that goes to make life worth living."
Santa Cruz Development Association
After publishing a recent article about Jeremy Neuner's new role at Santa Cruz Works (March 3, 2015), Sara had the opportunity to chat with Neuner and ask a few questions about his ongoing role at NextSpace and his NextRole at Santa Cruz Works. (For the record, folks, his last name is not pronounced "Nooner."
Jeremy Neuner, former economic development manager for the city and co-founder of NextSpace, has a new gig as executive director at Santa Cruz Works, the nonprofit that launched in September to showcase local tech firms and bring back tech workers commuting over the hill to Silicon Valley.
Read more on the Sentinel here.