MCBI is celebrating 10 years of business growth and development in Muskingum County.
Founded in 2004, the Muskingum County Business Incubator aims to help entrepreneurs and new startup companies grow their business. On Tuesday, more than 100 attendees who played a key role in MCBI’s success and expansion, came out to take part in the anniversary. Executive Director, Larry Triplett, said MCBI has helped create nearly 175 jobs in our region.
“It feels great, and it’s pretty exciting to see this morning, 120 people in the room that every one of them had some part in supporting and being apart of MCBI’s growth, and that’s really good because it’s not just one person’s incubator, it’s a whole community effort,” Triplett said.
Built from the ground up, MCBI now provides services to hundreds of businesses in Southeastern Ohio. Just recently, through a $225,000 grant, MCBI renovated the second floor of its building on Pinkerton Lane, which is just a small part of big plans ahead for the growing incubator.
“I’d like to see that we just continue to have open arms, and continue to strategies, make sure that we can be the best we can be for entrepreneurs, at the same time, we need to be self-sufficient, so we’ll need to make good strides to make that happen too,” said Carol Humphreys, Director of Foodworks Alliance.
MCBI hopes to create more than 400 more jobs in coming years. For more information about MCBI, visit mcbi.info.