N.H. Congressional Candidate Marilinda Garcia Tours ECP

August 1st, 2014 by blyndes

Marilinda Garcia, right, toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) August 1 as part of her 2nd Congressional District campaign. ECP Director Michael Tentnowski, left, details the success of the business incubator. Garcia, a Salem Republican, is a four-term state representative.

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– N.H. 2nd Congressional District candidate Marilinda Garcia toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Friday, August 1. The ECP is a business incubator space, providing a “one stop shop” for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling, services, leased space, mentoring, and networking. The Grafton County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) constructed the building using $2 million in federal, state and corporate funding; Plymouth State University provides staffing, campus-wide business services and intellectual capital. Garcia said she was impressed with the facility’s success.

“This is fantastic,” Garcia said. “This is a perfect example of economic vitality that we’re trying to create; not only in our state as a whole but specifically in this part of the state, because it is really needed, so it’s really exciting to see.”

Garcia, a Salem Republican, has served four terms in the N.H. General Court, she was first elected in 2006 at the age of 23. She was the prime sponsor of the New Hampshire Innovation Job Growth Program bill, which enables the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority to facilitate the acquisition of early stage seed capital for NH entrepreneurs.