If you haven’t checked out the Flagstaff Business Accelerator, you should. Especially if you’re ready to grow or strengthen your business. It’s managed by one of the best business incubators in Arizona, and, if that’s not enough, it’s in the heart of one of the most business-friendly, and beautiful, cities anywhere.
Imagine growing your business, and your family, in a city known to be fun, healthy, beautiful, and smart. Flagstaff has the highest-educated workforce in the state with 39% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Smart people mean great employees, partners, and teachers. The City of Flagstaff is committed to “enhancing the local economy by supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups.”
That’s why they support the Flagstaff Business Accelerator. Doors opened in Fall 2015 with plenty of space for growth: 28,000 square feet. This includes 25 offices, six wet/dry labs, and three light manufacturing spaces. This brand new, state-of-the-art facility sits at the foot of Mount Elden, a gateway to a renowned mountain trail system. It’s also right across the street from NACET.
NACET has grown small businesses for 15 years. Their expertise, programs, and support will assist you on the entrepreneurial journey. With 93 graduates and 600+ jobs, when they say “we grow stronger businesses faster,” they mean it. NACET boasts a survival rate of 84% into the fourth year, double that across the U.S.
NACET’s chief entrepreneur, Paul Thomas, manages the Accelerator. Paul thrives on business success. He is a serial entrepreneur and a long-time resident ready to help you get networked, literally. From connecting you to northern Arizona’s exciting entrepreneur community, to hooking up your equipment and machines at the facility, we’re ready when you are.
Kenny Greene, CEO of War2In is the first Accelerator client. He says the facility is better than expected. “When companies came for our training, they decided to schedule all future classes right here.” War2In teaches non destructive testing leading to top-notch jobs. “Paul’s advocacy and guidance make a real difference, he’s definitely engaged.” Kenny’s ahead of his projected schedule on several milestones. Next up? Marketing, so watch for news on War2In.
The Flagstaff Accelerator has options for everyone. The wet/dry labs include sealed concrete floors, vent hoods, instant hot water, and safety equipment. The light manufacturing spaces have additional electric power and their own fuse boxes. All of the offices, labs, and spaces have their own thermostats, motion-controlled light switches, and security systems. The building is wired for fast internet with generators for backup. Finally, the well-equipped conference rooms accommodate large and small groups. This is the perfect space for your company to grow stronger faster. Interested? Come take a tour, call us (928) 213-9234 anytime. We’ll be happy to show you around.
For more information about the City of Flagstaff, visit the links below.
Flagstaff Business Accelerator