February 25, 2014
Local business incubator tops in Ohio
By now, you know that Ohio, and specifically Cincinnati, are becoming nationally-known for successful business incubators. But what you might not know is that the very best incubator in the state is located in our region too.
Hamilton County Business Center, a partner of the Chamber, was recently scored the best in Ohio during its application process for Ohio Third Frontier funding. Rightfully so, the designation brought with it a significant amount of attention. Read the Enquirer story here.
In the story, Patrick Longo, Director of the Hamilton County Business Center is quoted as saying the designation means "we're still the great big gray rock that's going to help you get from one side of the creek to the other," Longo said. "It was wonderful validation (showing our vital place in the ecosystem)."
HCBC has been helping entrepreneurs launch successful innovative businesses for 25 years. Over those years, hundreds of startup ventures have called the Business Center home. Specifically, HCBC provides business services, coaching, mentors, shared services, connections, flexible work environments and access to capital.
In 2013, 47 Business Center tenant companies generated over $17.2M in revenues, accessed over $9.8M in capital, and created 41 jobs.
If you have an innovative idea and need a home for your fledgling business, fill out the incubator application here. The Business Center is currently taking applications for new technology-oriented businesses looking to take the next step.