On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Adrienne Haynes, an attorney and business woman who specializes in helping entrepreneurs develop sustainable infrastructure and business practices. She is the managing partner of SEED Law, a boutique business law firm, and owner of SEED Collective, a consultancy.

Haynes is speaking with the Northeast News regarding a Community Innovation District pilot program, that aims to model community-designed and lead economic development, a process driven by community members, both residents and entrepreneurs, to identify, engage, and cultivate new and emerging areas for growth and innovation.

In the pilot program, the process will be led by a Community Council, a curated group of 7-15 members that either live, play, work, or worship in the community. Each council will engage in a process to create a customized innovation model.