Submitted by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County
Islanders interested in makerspaces, fablabs and community labs are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to hear more about the San Juan Makers Guild’s asset mapping initiative from noon-1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 on Zoom. Presenters are Marcy Montgomery and Stephen Shrader, co-founders of the San Juan Makers Guild, a nonprofit program.
Part of the efforts of the San Juan Makers Guild is to develop an asset mapping tool that identifies makers and the resources they use or need. Early in 2021, the survey tool will begin gathering input from makers across all creative, food, building and tech sectors to provide an inclusive picture of maker capacities, current needs, and future opportunities.
Working in conjunction with the entities such as the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a project outcome will be the publication of a market analysis to assist businesses in identifying and developing new sales and employment opportunities that grow the maker economy in San Juan County. In advance of the meeting, please see the San Juan Makers Guild’s website and maker directory under development as the initial step in the asset mapping at www.sanjuanmakersguild.com.
This meeting continues the EDC’s series of events to support entrepreneurship, education, and innovation by encouraging the development of a county-wide makerspace system. At these virtual gatherings, islanders can hear from people who are making this happen and get to know others in our community who are working on these issues.
The meeting will be held from noon-1 p.m.on Friday, Nov. 13, via Zoom. Registration is required but, due to privacy concerns, registration is limited to adults over 18. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.sanjuansedc.org/makerspace-system/.