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Innovation Hub joins Winrock International

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:58 AM

WINROCK INTERNATIONAL: Brings Innovation Hub into its operation.
  • WINROCK INTERNATIONAL: Brings Innovation Hub into its operation.
Winrock International, the international development organization based in Little Rock, is combining with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

State Rep. Warwick Sabin of Little Rock, director of the Innovation Hub, will become senior director of U.S. Programs at Winrock. Sabin succeeds Annett Pagan, who retired after 20 years as leader of the U.S. programs group.

A news release quotes Gov. Asa Hutchinson as touting the combination of "two of Arkansas's most interesting and innovative nonprofits" as having national and international implications in economic development. From the release:

"I am so excited about the possibilities that this combination will mean for our impact in Arkansas, the United States and the world,” said Winrock International President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “Winrock has long brought an entrepreneurial approach to economic development and we look forward to building on the excellent models of innovation, community engagement and development that Warwick has built.”

Said Sabin, "We are delighted to bring our organizations together, because Winrock can elevate and amplify the impact of the Innovation Hub, and the Innovation Hub can bring a dynamic new dimension to Winrock's U.S. Programs. This is an opportunity to further establish Arkansas as a global leader in innovative strategies for community and economic development, thereby sustaining and honoring the legacy of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller." 

Winrock International, built on support from the former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's estate but now also a recipient of major government grants, works to help the disadvantaged by increasing economic opportunity and sustaining natural resources in dozens of countries around the world.

The Innovation Hub, based in North Little Rock, has provided education and support for youth and adults. It will continue to operate under Winrock's umbrella.

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