Growing New Business in Arlington
In an economy where everyone is just trying to hang on, the Arlington (TX) Chamber of Commerce is looking to grow new business.
New business creation is the goal of the Center for Innovation in Arlington, a chamber-owned and run three-story building that is home to the Arlington Technology Incubator, the Center for Entrepreneurship and UT Arlington's Office of Technology Commercialization. The facility includes 11 different public and private business support agencies and links start-up technology companies with venture capital.
According to Arlington Chamber President Wes Jurey:
"Nothing in North Texas can replicate the whole package we have here. Essentially the idea is that it is far more productive to build a city that will attract a market than trying to market the city. We intend to grow our own businesses."