Matt Curtis on Innovative Ways Cities Can Create Local Jobs

In Chapter 6 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "What Have You Learned About What Cities Can Do to Drive Innovation That Creates Jobs?" Curtis shares ways cities can find innovative ways to grow organically, or from within, and inorganically, or from the outside. Organically, it comes to municipal programming such as job training, small business support services, and strong education systems to grow and retain talent. Attracting talent - both individuals and companies - starts with creating a local city culture and community that attracts job seekers and job creators. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.