March 4, 2006
The Montgomery County Business Incubator Network (MCBIN) is growing! Spurred by the success of the original facility, the Maryland Technology Development Center (MTDC) located in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, and the year-old Silver Spring Innovation Center (SSIC), located in Downtown Silver Spring – which together house 60 companies with over 250 employees – the County is set to open their third incubator facility.
The NEW Wheaton Small Business Incubator – to open in early 2006 in the Wheaton South Building at Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton – will provide office space, conference rooms and support services for approximately 25 – 30 local small businesses. Features include:
- 10K square-foot, custom-designed business center in the heart of Downtown Wheaton – which is in the midst of a $400 million, multi-phase commercial, residential and retail revitalization
- State-of-the-art conference and meeting space with full plug-and-play capability
- Office equipped with internet access via T1 lines and voice and data connections
- Shared work space with copier, fax, printer and mail service
- Available storage space
Like tenants of the MTDC and the SSIC, Wheaton Small Business Incubator tenants will have access to a host of business resources including training, development, and best practices seminars led by industry experts, free counseling & legal services, business counseling through the University of Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, networking conferences, business counseling through the County’s award-winning business mentoring program, and more.
Well on the way to achieving the goal of 7 by 7: seven incubators in Montgomery County by 2007. In addition to Wheaton, new incubators are planned for East County, Rockville and Germantown.
For more details, contact Jerry Goodwin at 301-942-4495 or e-mail