ARKANSAS REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB: THE IN PLACE FOR TALENT AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing innovative and entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas by creating a collaborative ecosystem and pipelines that mobilize the resources, programs, and educational opportunities necessary to develop, attract, and retain talent and to build the state's economy. We are achieving that mission in several ways, including the creation of our Innovation Center, which has four components: The Launch Pad, which is a makerspace with cutting-edge equipment and technology; The STEAM Lab, which is a STEM classroom and laboratory; The Silver Mine, which is a co-working space for entrepreneurs and startup incubation; and The Art Connection, which is a work program for high school students that develops leadership and innovation through hands-on training in the visual arts industry. All of our programs have been developed with local, regional, and state partners including Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, the EAST Initiative, the Arkansas STEM Coalition, regional higher education institutions and public school districts, private industry, Delta Regional Authority, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Winrock International, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, and many others. With so many resources available under one roof, we can create an environment where everyone can thrive because they have ready access to whatever they need to be successful. Any of these facilities and programs would be valuable in our region, but it is particularly exciting to envision the opportunities that are created when these spaces interact and support one another. One can imagine an innovator in The STEAM Lab outputting a design to a 3-D printer in The Launch Pad as an initial prototype; or a local engineer using The Launch Pad to perfect an invention that can be turned into a business in The Silver Mine; or an entrepreneur in The Silver Mine who can walk into The STEAM Lab to find the coding talent needed to bring his or her idea to fruition. The possibilities for collaboration are endless, and serendipitous discoveries and connections are certain to occur.