Universities announce downtown innovation district

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — SIU and UIS leaders announced Thursday a downtown innovation district will be coming to town.

They say business incubation, acceleration and technology innovation are the big goals. They hope it will help building talent in the area.

There was no location announced Thursday. Leaders say they will release a business plan in the coming weeks. They are taking public input on it until then.

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