The doors are now open at ICE, the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs! ICE is a 5,500 square foot facility and is St. Thomas and Elgin County's first mixed-use business incubator. ICE's incubation program will allow client businesses to better compete in the marketplace and will increase the the likelihood that their business will succeed.
Elgin County Economic Development, the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation and the Elgin Business Resource Centre were founding members of the this project. It had long been apparent that there was a need for this type of facility in Elgin and St. Thomas and ICE has received more than 40 applications from prospective clients to date!
The official opening of ICE comes as the Canadian Government recognizes 2011 as the Year of the Entrepreneur, which highlights the important role that small and medium-sized businesses will play in the future of the Canadian economy.
For more information about ICE, Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs please visit: http://www.iceinnovation.ca/