Watch: What’s the Point? Can the old state prison become Utah’s laboratory for innovation?

See a video of the ‘What’s the Point?’ discussion at Silicon Slopes.

(Rendering by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, via Point of the Mountain State Land Authority) A bird's eye view of The Point, a Utah-backed housing and economic development project proposed on 600 state-owned acres at Point of the Mountain in Draper.

“What’s the Point? Utah’s Laboratory for Innovation” is a community conversation that will explore development of the old Utah State Prison site in Draper into an incubator for modern solutions. The event was Wednesday at Silicon Slopes.

The intent is to bring together Utah’s universities at the site to develop solutions to a wide range of challenges Utahns are facing across the state. What will that mean? That is what we will aim to find out in this conversation, which is sponsored by The Salt Lake Tribune and Rocky Mountain Power.

Participants include Theresa Foxley, CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Jefferson Moss, the Point’s Innovation District project manager and a state legislator, and James Campbell, director of innovation and sustainability policy for PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power. Tribune renewable energy reporter Tim Fitzpatrick moderated.

Watch a video of the event below.

This event is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab. Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Tim Fitzpatrick is The Salt Lake Tribune’s renewable energy reporter, a position funded by a grant from Rocky Mountain Power. The Tribune retains all control over editorial decisions independent of Rocky Mountain Power.