Issue Media Group (IMG), the parent company of UpstartNY, publishes a wide range of online magazines and websites in multiple markets across North America. In each market, the Detroit-based media company promotes local assets and growth while working with community stakeholders in a coordinated effort to attract new talent, inspire business investment, and spur creative thought.
In February, IMG announced a new partnership with a group of local stakeholders in and around Springfield, Ohio to launch the company’s latest online, community-informed, free web platform – The Hub. It will focus on the innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation and community development in the greater Springfield community, featuring local writers, journalists, thought leaders and photographers. Focusing on what’s next for Springfield, the weekly publication will feature stories, profiles, news items and original photography highlighting entrepreneurs, people, organizations and community builders.
The Hub will convene quarterly advisory sessions with a coalition that includes sponsors and partners, including a cross-section of entrepreneurs, architects, and grassroots organizers, to inform its coverage and foster a connected network of organizations interested in attracting and retaining talent.
The publication will welcome additional story ideas from the community with a focus on solutions-oriented journalism, arts & culture and placemaking efforts, among others.
"Issue Media Group is excited to launch this effort and be welcomed into the Springfield, Ohio community for this milestone," says Brian Boyle, CEO of Issue Media Group. "There is real transformation and talent-led energy taking hold in the region. We look forward to documenting the story of community change, new businesses, emerging communities, and the passion of people driving change. Springfield will be part of five Ohio statewide publications to join the Issue Media Group family. Drawing from our work in other cities around the country, we’re looking forward to telling the Springfield story both locally and nationally.”
Read the full press release here.