Hollywood actor and Web-savvy activist Ashton Kutcher says he will “crowd source” questions about the Kremlin’s push to develop a Russian Silicon Valley to his 4.5 million Twitter fans. The actor is part of a U.S. delegation of technology and social media leaders that arrived in Moscow as part of White House efforts to improve ties with Russia. Kutcher told reporters here Thursday that he will “translate the Russian voice to an American audience” and seek advice on Russia’s efforts to build its own high-tech centre.
I love the idea of getting celebrities involved in economic development. They speak to an audience that old fuddy duddies can’t and they have credibility with the younger crowd. I have always said that youth apathy/disinterest in New Brunswick’s economic development has been a barrier to growth.
Maybe we can get Taylor Swift to endorse the Northern New Brunswick economic development strategy….