The second Vilas county business incubator gets launched Saturday in Manitowish Waters.
A business incubator is established as a location where startups have the chance to setup their new venture with lower costs than if they went about it alone. Nicolet College also helps in mentoring the new businesses.
Vilas County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Egan says there has been talk that most Vilas county development centers around Eagle River. That will change Saturday...
"....one of our board members decided we should be doing something on the west side of the county and purchased a building he's going to allow us to manage as an incubator for businesses on the west side of the county...."
A year ago, an incubator opened on Eagle River's west side and Egan says it is going well....
"...that's going very well. We actually have seven businesses going in here now. They all seem to be doing relatively well. We have one more office left for one more location and we're now in the process of hopefully starting a manufacturing incubator...."
Egan says they're in the process of working with agencies to get the necessary permits for the new business incumbator.