Jefferson Innovation Summit Policy Playbook Released By Darden's Batten Institute -- Now Embraced By Virginia Governor McDonnell's Job Creation 2013 Legislative Session

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business recently released a Policy Playbook of ideas resulting from the Jefferson Innovation Summit for the Commonwealth, organized by the Batten Institute and the Office of the Governor of Virginia last September. The Playbook lays out seven distinct opportunities at the state and local level to create and accelerate startup engines where they are most needed. The Policy Playbook is referenced in a press release issued by the Office of the Governor of Virginia earlier this week, "Governor McDonnell Announces Job Creation and Workforce Development Agenda for 2013 Legislative Session...The Jefferson Innovation Summit for the Commonwealth produced a Policy Playbook of ideas, many of which are included in today's release."  For more information on the Policy Playbook, please contact Sean Carr at Darden's Batten Institute, carrs@darden.virginia.edu.

About the Batten Institute
The Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business improves the world through entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute's academic research center advances knowledge that addresses real-world challenges and shapes Darden's curriculum, and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers one of the world's top entrepreneurship programs. The Batten Institute was established with gifts now totaling over $100 million from U.Va. alumnus Frank Batten, Sr., a media pioneer, visionary, and founder of The Weather Channel. www.batteninstitute.org.

About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.  For questions or information, contact communication@darden.virginia.edu.  

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