In Episode 42 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Matthew Polk. Matthew is the Executive Director of Prosper Waco, a non-profit with the goal to build an environment in which all members of our Waco community are able to measurably improve their health, education, and financial security. Before that conversation, Austin shares this month's Small Business Spotlight, presented by American Bank, which focuses on the historic Jockey Club in East Waco, and he also welcomes commercial real estate expert Gregg Glime into the studio for a new segment called "What's Happening Here?" which sheds light on interesting properties or buildings in the Waco area.
0:43 - Small Business Spotlight: The Jockey Club
5:30 - Gregg Glime for "What's Happening Here?"
10:34 - Dr. Matthew Polk's Waco history
11:26 - What is "inclusive innovation?"
13:21 - Sustainable success for all
14:12 - Origins of the Prosper Waco project
16:12 - Assessing the organization's improvement
17:36 - How Prosper Waco is improving public health outcomes in McLennan County
20:55 - A new educational collaboration between Waco ISD and Prosper Waco
22:40 - Benefits of diversity in the classroom
23:32 - Financial security for all Wacoans
26:27 - The City that Waco can become