PSU center a ‘one-stop’ location

August 4th, 2013 by Lynn

    PLYMOUTH – A joint part¬nership between Plymouth State University and the Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) to create new businesses and jobs will provide plenty of “real-life” experience for Plymouth State business students.

    The Enterprise Cen¬ter at Plymouth (ECP), located at 1 Bridge St., is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneur¬ship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire by providing services, including leased space, mentoring, and network¬ing to new and existing businesses. Essentially, the ECP provides a “one-stop shopping” location for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling.

    Unique features of the facility include a multi-purpose room that is available for focus group activities (with a one-way mirror and observation room), video production capabilities, and a sales of¬fice appropriate for mock interview and for practic¬ing sales calls.

    Enterprise Center at Plymouth starting strong

    July 4th, 2013 by Lynn

       Enterprise Center at Plymouth starting strong

      Small business incubator nearing capacity

      PLYMOUTH — A joint partnership between Plymouth State University and the Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) to create new businesses and jobs is off to a strong start, even before the building is completed.

      The Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), located at 149 North Main St., is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneurship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire by providing services, including leased space, mentoring, and networking to new and existing businesses. ECP Executive Director Michael Tentnowski said that 75 percent of the available office space is already reserved, even though the building will not be ready for occupancy until September.

      “As we get closer to the occupancy date, space is going fast,” Tentnowski said. “Most companies are interested in ECP’s high-speed fiber optic connectivity and the business coaching services.”

      The GCEDC is providing the physical location and building, using $2 million in federal, state and corporate funding; PSU is providing incubator staffing, business services and intellectual capital through the College of Business Administration. Essentially, the ECP provides a “one stop shopping” location for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling.

      GCEDC Executive Director Mark Scarano noted that the strong interest from local entrepreneurs is good news for the region’s job creation potential.

      “As we build out infra-structure that complements new entrepreneurial activity, New Hampshire benefits from the jobs that are created, and from the innovation that occurs right here in the Lakes Region,” Scarano said.

      Unique features of the ECP include a sales skills development video production room and space dedicated to professional focus group services. Both of these are currently provided by PSU’s College of Business Administration and are very popular with students and entrepreneurs alike.

      The ECP will also act as a headquarters for an enhanced business outreach effort in central New Hampshire by PSU staff and graduate students.

      For more information about the ECP, contact Executive Director Michael Tentnowski at mjtentnowski@plymouth.edu or 535-2523.

      PSU hosts economic development tour for local and state officials

      June 24th, 2013 by Lynn

         

        WITH THE Enterprise Center at Plymouth as a backdrop stands, from left, GCEDC Board Chairman Bill Webb, PSU College of Business Administration Dean Trent Boggess, PSU Provost Dr. Julie Bernier, Department of Resources and Economic Development staff member Beno Lamontagne, N.H. State Senator Jeanie Forrester, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, DRED Commissioner Jeff Rose, Executive Councilor Ray Burton, Grafton County Economic Development Council Executive Director Mark Scarano, Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Scott Stephen and Enterprise Center Director Michael Tentnowski. COURTESY

        PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University and the Grafton County Economic Development Council hosted a June 17 meeting of local and state officials in discussing Grafton County’s economic development efforts.

        The main focus of the meeting was the progress of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, now under construction at 149 North Main St., which is a business incubator supporting entrepreneurship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire by providing services to new and existing businesses.

        The Enterprise Center at Plymouth is a partnership between the Grafton County Economic Development Council and Plymouth State University. The GCEDC is providing the physical location and building, using $2 million in federal, state and corporate funding.

        PSU is providing incubator staffing, along with business and consulting services, making the ECP a “one stop shopping” location for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling.

         

        Kuster talks economic development at PSU

        January 17th, 2013 by Michael

          Kuster discusses economic development at Plymouth State University

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            Enterprise Center to host branding workshop

            January 10th, 2013 by Michael

              Richelson’s Store building razed making way for new Enterprise Center

              January 9th, 2013 by Michael

                 

                Enterprise Center to host follow-up seminar on the hiring process

                December 20th, 2012 by Michael

                  Construction begins on Enterprise Center

                  December 13th, 2012 by Michael

                    PSU center a ‘one-stop’ location

                    December 4th, 2012 by Lynn

                      PLYMOUTH – A joint part­nership between Plymouth State University and the Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) to create new businesses and jobs will provide plenty of “real-life” experience for Plymouth State business students.

                      The Enterprise Cen­ter at Plymouth (ECP), located at 1 Bridge St., is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneur­ship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire by providing services, including leased space, mentoring, and network­ing to new and existing businesses. Essentially, the ECP provides a “one-stop shopping” location for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling.

                      Unique features of the facility include a multi-purpose room that is available for focus group activities (with a one-way mirror and observation room), video production capabilities, and a sales of­fice appropriate for mock interview and for practic­ing sales calls.

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