MBI & Collaborative Workspace

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Roxane Ferguson
The Middletown Business Incubator (MBI) will serve as an enterprise business center that provides resources for businesses and entrepreneurs
The MBI offers incubator space, collaborative workspace and is anchored by the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce.The MBI opened on 5/14/15 and is filling the gap for businesses in need of smaller rental space, as well as opportunities for minority and women owned businesses. Within the first year we have 16 business, representing 108 jobs and 80% of the businesses are minority or women owned enterprises. Our business model supports start up businesses and growth for existing businesses and provides affordable office space, services, training, and mentoring. Includes seminars, workshops & mentorship through our Middletown Enterprise & Career Accelerator (MECA) training program. We work in tandem with our legislators to secure funding for the space and we traveled to Washington DC to pursue insight on expansion of the program; along with pursuing working with other countries on their philosophies on economic development; such as Brazil. (This is the video we enclosed, our trip to DC)


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