Economic Development News

8 local business. 40 jobs.

8 local business. 40 jobs.

Posted: 10-13-2011

An explosive day in the world of economic development. On November 1, the LINC Business Center (formerly C&J plaza) will be completely renovated and reopened with seven local businesses up and running. The commercial space at 1258 Madison Ave SE will be home to:

Epic Emporium an art gallery and gift shop featuring local artists’ pieces.

Klipper Kingdom a barber shop.

Southtown Guitar teaching lessons and selling guitars.

Raider Tek providing computer repair.

Sydney’s Boutique selling women’s apparel.

WYGR 1530 AM radio broadcasting studio.

Smell Goods fragrances.

In addition to the opening of Sanchel’s, a local breakfast and lunch restaurant, LINC has assisted eight local businesses in the last two months, creating 40 jobs for neighbors.

All of the business owners are from our community, offering great products and services. Over the next three years, LINC will provide them with training and assistance in accounting, marketing, legal, project management, HR management and other resources through the Business Incubation program. At the end of the 3-year program, the businesses will be sustainable and thriving.