N.H. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Tours Enterprise Center at Plymouth

November 6th, 2013 by blyndes

 

Left to right, PSU College of Business Administration Dean Trent Boggess, GCEDC Director Mark Scarano, N.H. U.S. Jeanne Shaheen, ECP Executive Director Michael Tentnowski and PSU President Sara Jayne Steen.

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D) toured the recently opened Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) Friday, November 1 as part of a business outreach tour. Shaheen, the only woman in U.S. history to be elected both a Governor and a United States Senator, currently serves on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee.

The ECP provides a “one stop shop” for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling, services, leased space, mentoring, and networking. The Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) is providing the physical location and building, using $2 million in federal, state and corporate funding; PSU is providing staffing, campus-wide business services and intellectual capital. ECP Executive Director Michael Tentnowski said Senator Shaheen’s support was critical for the success of the facility, particularly for students.

“Without Senator Shaheen and other elected officials, PSU would not have the opportunity to provide student internships, work studies, independent studies and individual projects with ECP companies,” Tentnowski said. “These companies and the ECP benefit from student talent while providing experiential learning in close proximity to campus.”

Shaheen and the other members of N.H.’s Congressional delegation were instrumental in helping acquire funding for the facility, and as a token of their appreciation, the GCEDC and PSU presented Senator Shaheen with a brick from the original building on the site at One Bridge Street, with the following inscription:

With grateful appreciation for support in developing the Enterprise Center at Plymouth we proudly present this brick from the original structure at 149 Main Street, Plymouth to Senator Jeanne Shaheen a true friend of entrepreneurship, economic development, and business education in Grafton County and central New Hampshire.

The ECP held its Grand Opening October 15 and is at full capacity with five entities located in the state-of-the-art facility, and one virtual member.

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

 

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