Covid or no covid, Mildred Franco is ready to get moving.
Franco is the executive director of The Generator, an initiative of Go Forward Pine Bluff with the mission of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.
With a $400,000 building renovation behind her, one that included several surprising discoveries, Franco said she feels the urgency to start operating the center in the way it was intended. The opening was supposed to happen in April, but covid foiled those plans, so in mid-November, the doors opened to the public for an event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. She said the event didn’t even rise to the level of soft opening.
“We would like to have an opening,” she said, adding that speakers were scheduled to come at one time and that perhaps the governor will be able to make it in the future.
“We’ll have to dust off that folder and think about that again when it’s…