Decades after he left Arkansas, Pine Bluff native Christopher Jones has returned with the perfect resume to lead the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Christopher Jones always planned to come home. More than 20 years and five degrees later, after spending time at NASA, getting mentored by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz and working as a dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jones, 41, is back in Arkansas and heading up the nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Founded in 2013 and based in downtown North Little Rock, the Hub is a place for people to learn and create things and start businesses. Members, who pay monthly fees, have access to fully equipped carpentry and metal shops and...
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Heading the Hub