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The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

This story appears in the March 2013 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Drew Ungvarsky's community-building efforts stemmed from the things he wanted to enjoy as a resident of Norfolk, Va.: an energetic arts scene, alternative transportation, a lively downtown. Over time, he realized that his attempts to improve his lifestyle could have an impact on his professional life as well, by helping his company compete on the hiring front.

The owner and creative director of Grow--a digital and production company with clients such as , , , and --Ungvarsky often looked to hire talent from across the U.S. and abroad. But he knew Norfolk couldn't compete with cities with vibrant tech and recreational scenes.

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