By Ali James of the Knoxville News Sentinel

“Four months ago, three Knoxvillians ventured to New York City to be a part of the Etsy Maker Cities Summit,” said David Harman.

The creator of “Native Maps” attended the summit with Nanci Solomon, owner of Rala, and Joy O’Shell, outreach director at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center.

“We listened to other cities talk about their successes and struggles, and it became clear that we needed to listen to our city.”

A month later they returned to Knoxville and formed @makeknox.

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