N.H. Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Brown Tours ECP

August 15th, 2014 by blyndes

 

PSU President Sara Jayne Steen details the success of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) to Scott Brown, N.H. Republican U.S. Senate candidate. Brown toured the ECP August 15.

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – New Hampshire Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth August 15. 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. Since the ECP opened last fall, 21 PSU students have interned at ECP and five have turned those internships into full-time jobs. Brown said he was impressed.

“There is a lot of good opportunity here,” said Brown.  “The progress being made here is due to the involvement of the University and local business; that’s the way it should be done.”

PSU President Sara Jayne Steen noted the ECP is becoming a great economic development resource not only for Plymouth, but for the region, too. 

“I’m very pleased to have an opportunity to talk to him about the exciting things that are being done here on behalf of northern and central New Hampshire,” Steen said.

Michael Tentnowski, the ECP Director, said Brown, a former real estate attorney, understands the value in the business incubator model.

“We’re always happy to show off this facility, there are a lot of good things happening here,” said Tentnowski.

Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts who now lives in Rye, is in a primary contest with former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith and former state Sen. Jim Rubens. The winner takes on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in November.

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For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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