Yesterday U.S. House Majority Leader and Seventh District Congressman Eric Cantor held a roundtable discussion on innovation and the new economy at 804RVA, a communal workspace for start up companies and freelancers in technology and arts fields. Larkin Garbee, Founder of 804RVA, says there are many benefits to those who participate in a co-working community. Cantor says the federal government should work to create an environment that lends itself to innovation and risk taking, so that more ventures like 804RVA can emerge and succeed. Cantor also discussed the Congressional App Contest, which hopes to encourage high school students to participate and excel in STEM curriculum. The winning student’s app will be displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol and featured on www.house.gov.