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South Dakota Rural Enterprise Opportunity Roundup - Basics on starting incubators

Marie Longserre, President
Santa Fe Business Incubator
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87505-8472
(505) 424-1140

The Santa Fe Business Incubator has won national awards and is a great example of how to start one, how to get community and political support for it, etc.

Early, TX business incubator, (325) 649-9300, identifies business needs and sets about creating the support to get them from within the local population.

Steve Russell, Director of Joseph Newman Innovation Center in Joplin, MO.

National Business Incubator Association
This site has entrepreneurial resources of all types.

San Diego Connect

Virtual incubation is the easiest way and cheapest way to go. But, we are in a town of 9,400 and rent is not a issue, nor is commute times, nor is access to world-class experts or consultants.

We subscribe to 9 stages of economic gardening -

EG 1.0 - Local Living Economy

EG 2.0 - Entrepreneurial Innovation Network
EG 3.0 - Competitive and Market Intelligence
EG 4.0 - Moving 2nd Stage Companies from "Good to Great"
EG 5.0 - Creating a Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Access to Financing
EG 6.0 - Use of Technology ad Technology Transfer
EG 7.0 - Improving Talent and Leadership Networks
EG 8.0 - Establishing Your Community's Brand
EG 9.0 - Connect Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship


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