It’s easy to recognize a winner. Genoa Main Street, Inc. is a nationally recognized, award winning non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving Genoa’s downtown district. For the past 13 years the organization has built an impressive track record of successful projects and events that bring people downtown, as well as serving a key role in recruiting new businesses to Genoa.
With record level unemployment in DeKalb County, Genoa Main Street is launching Genoa Springboard, a small business incubator in a downtown building. Entrepreneurs are encouraged through low cost rent and the sharing of other expenses and resources to launch their business model in the downtown district. Jobs are created. Shoppers for the downtown shops and restaurants are built in to the system. Tax revenue is created. It just don’t get much better.
From their website:
What Is Genoa Springboard?
Genoa Springboard is a small business incubator. A small business incubator is a building housing one or more new businesses and offering them special advantages. These advantages can include more affordable rents, shared business services, equipment and furnishings, and access to professional, technical and financial assistance during early, critical stages of development.
Genoa Main Street, Inc. (GMS) is opening a small business incubator in downtown Genoa later this year. Genoa Springboard will be located in a high visibility Main Street building. GMS will lease space in the building to 2-4 tenants, depending on their space needs. Tenants will have the advantages of the incubator for a specified period of time, generally 1-3 years. Tenants are expected to remain in downtown Genoa after they have graduated from the incubator program.
Who can apply to be in the Incubator?
Business start-ups looking for their first commercial location, or
Existing businesses looking to relocate or expand to downtown Genoa
Shops, food and beverage outlets, personal services, professional offices, business services and other
types of businesses will be considered
Get more information, here.