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The university announced the formation of a Creativity and Innovation District along the eastern edge of campus where it intersects with downtown Blacksburg to fully support the complexities of innovation — from idea creation to commercialization. 

Newman Library will be part of the Creativity and Innovation District, which will guide future thinking, repurpose assets, and create physical space that will leverage both creative and entrepreneurial activities . Small- and large-scale renovations and construction will soon be under way.

The resulting district will include interdisciplinary faculty clusters, composed of existing lines and new hires in two focus areas: Creative Technologies and Experiences, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.