A transformative project planned for a library at a local university will create new opportunities in the entrepreneurial sector as well as improve existing capabilities. Antioch College is one of the largest employers here in Yellow Springs. They are asking for funding for $260,000 to build the Olive Kettering Library (OKL). "We continue to attract students from outside the state (38% of our student body are from out-of the state), which means that we are increasing our enrollment, which in turn creates jobs. We are also training the next generation entrepreneurs, which will create employment opportunities for the region. Montgomery cited a recent article by the Association of Governing Boards that stated that higher education institutions are incubators and cultivators of entrepreneurship and new business ventures. Montgomery stated that the Dayton Region must support its future entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits in order to maintain and expand the region's culture of innovation. The first step in the transformation is stabilizing the Olive Kettering Library. The Academic Student Success Center is a physical space that promotes student learning and success. The C-Shop will have a convenience store and coffee shop within OKL. It will be managed by students. Antioch has applied for $131,700 in PDAC funding for capital and construction. The college raised $120,000 last year from donors to support the stabilization of the library building as well as preservation of its collections. PDAC projects will be reviewed by subject matter experts through panels in December and January. Project Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC), is scheduled to make final recommendations on projects February 10, 2023. The college expects to use its $131,700 allocation in about one year if it is granted the requested funding. Up to 10 jobs would be created in the region, with salaries between $50,000- $75,000 after completion.