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Freeport’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Keith McBride on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

A few years ago, a friend and colleague gave me Brad Feld’s book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. I read it almost immediately, because “building an entrepreneurial ecosystem” was something I definitely wanted to accomplish, and I couldn’t wait for my to-do list to explode with…


Things You Didn’t Know About Freeport: We See Movies for Free

Keith McBride on September 15, 2016 in Lesser Known Freeport Facts

There are a number of interesting factoids about our small but popular town.  You already know that Freeport is the home of L.L. Bean, and you may also know we have our very own Desert.  But I want to focus on some of Freeport’s lesser-known features.  While these are not well-known, I…


Tampa, Florida and What Its Buildings Said To Me

Keith McBride on August 10, 2016 in Urban Design

I lived in Tampa, Florida for about a decade.  I loved (and still love) that city.  I attended The University of Tampa, which is a small school (well, it was much smaller back then . . . ) with an urban, downtown campus. Since this post is going to be…