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post #1 of 88
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For those of you looking for kitchen space to rent, the following list may be of help to you. You can also do a search in your area with the words - Kitchen Incubator. These are for small businesses and entrepreneurs......us!

Entrepreneurial Development In The Food Sector:
Program Guide
Organized Alphabetically by State and City

Shoals Commercial Culinary Center (SCCC)- Alabama
Developing Innovation in Navajo Education, Inc - Arizona
Denver Enterprise Center- Colorado
Hawaii Community loan Fund- Hawaii
Pacific Gateway Center - Hawaii
Chicago Cooperative Kitchen- Illinois
Southeastern Indiana Business Development Center - Indiana
Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management Department- Iowa
Partners for Family Farms - Kentucky
Main Center for Women, Work and Community- Maine
The Hancock County Locally Grown Foods Project- Maine
Coastal Enterprises Institute- Maine Farms Project- Maine
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center- Massachusetts
RECIPES for Business- Minnesota
University of Missouri- Dept. of Rural Sociology- Missouri
Food Processing Center- University of Nebraska Lincoln- Nebraska
Lincoln Action Program- Nebraska
The Rural Resource Group- New Mexico
Taos County Economic Development Corporation- New Mexico
Food Ventures Massachusetts Avenue Project- Massachusetts
Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship- Cornell- New York
Adirondack Kitchen Project, Inc.- New York
NorthEast Neighborhood Alliance- New York
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, Ind. - North Carolina
Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)- Ohio
Food Innovation Center- Oregon
South Carolina Coastal Community Development Corporation-
South Carolina
Appalachian Spring Cooperative - Tennessee
Clinch-Powell Community Kitchen - Tennessee
Appalachian Spring Cooperative- Tennessee
Clitch-Powell Community Kitchen- Tennessee
Gardens/Mini Farms Network- Texas
Vermont Food Venture Center- Vermont
Interval Small Farms Incubator Program- Vermont
Appalachian Sustainable Development Initiative- Virginia
First Nations Development Institute- Virginia
Shorebank Enterprise Pacific- Washington
Unlimited Future Inc.- West Virginia
Lightstone CDC- West Virginia
Crossroads Kitchen- Wisconsin
Niagara Women's Enterprise Center


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post #2 of 88
What a great list! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this! I am sure it will help someone out!

Julia
post #3 of 88
Great list, but no Florida...Where can I find info for Florida?
thanks,
Paola
post #4 of 88
I agree that is a great list...but no Georgia on their icon_sad.gif I found out that my local business incubator kitchen is full don't know when they will have any openings.
post #5 of 88
Thread Starter 
Some states I have not found places for commercial kitchens yet in my research. Yes, most have waiting lists if they have rentals at all.
Will lists the states as I find them.
post #6 of 88
I don't understand how to research this. when I put what it says under Texas google just brings up how to manage your own small farm......what am I doing wrong??
post #7 of 88
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katy625, I ran across the same problem on this, this is a name of a program in TX. I have forward a message to them for more information for contacting direct since mine also was not connecting to anything in the area of kitchen rentals. This list was made by another party on commerical kitchen rentals across the US; so I have also contacted that person to clear up the matter of contacting information. Whenever I hear something back, I will post it.
post #8 of 88
I also ran across this list of 'incubator' kitchens nationwide. (Click this link, then click 'Kitchen Incubators - Nationwide)

http://www.shoalsec.com/CCC/Client_Packet/index.html
post #9 of 88
WOW!! Great info, and thank you for the search and charing with us members!
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post #10 of 88
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www.coffee-net.net
click on "incubator"
post #11 of 88
Thread Starter 
More possible contacts in different states. May be able to direct the person from that state to a kitchen source.

State Incubation Associations



U.S. State Index
Alabama

Alabama Business Incubation Network
1020 Ninth Avenue S.W.
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
Devron A. Veasley, Chairman
Tel: (205) 481-2101
Fax: (205) 481-2100
E-mail: bessemerincubator@yahoo.com

Arkansas

Arkansas Business Incubator Manager Association
c/o GENESIS Technology Incubator
1 University of Arkansas Engineering Research Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: (501) 575-7227
Fax: (501) 575-7446

Colorado

Colorado Business Incubator Association
c/o The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Gary Markle, President
Tel: (719) 262-3104
Fax: (719) 262-3707
E-mail: gmarkle@uccs.edu

Connecticut

Connecticut Business Incubator Network
c/o Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
111 Founders Plaza
Suite 1002
East Hartford, CT 06108
POC: Wayne Sumple
Tel: (860) 282-4222
Fax: (860) 291-8874
E-mail: wsumple@ccat.us

Florida

Florida Business Incubation Association
12201 Research Pkwy, Ste. 501
Orlando, FL 32826
Tom ONeal, Chairman
Tel: (407) 420-4888
Fax: (407)-737-2512
Email: fbia@mail.ucf.edu
Julie Matthews, FBIA Manager
Tel: (407) 489-0387
Email: jamathew@mail.ucf.edu
Web: www.fbiaonline.org

Indiana

Indiana Business Incubator Association
c/o Evansville Small Business Incubator
1100 W. Loyd Expressway Suite 113
Evansville, IN 47708
Tel: (812) 426-9991
Fax: (812) 426-6138

Louisiana

Louisiana Business Incubation Association
c/o Louisiana Emerging Technology Center
LSU Campus
PO Box 25128
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Arthur Cooper, President
Tel: (225) 615-8166
Fax: (225) 615-8910
E-mail: acooper@laetc.com
Web: www.lbia.org

Maryland

Maryland Business Incubation Association
c/o Emerging Technology Center
2400 Boston St., Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21224
Chris Marschner, President
Tel: (310) 790-2800 ext. 479
E-mail: marschnerc@hagerstowncc.edu
Web: www.mdbusinessincubation.org

Michigan

Michigan Business Incubator Association
c/o 506 E Liberty St, 3rd floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-7202
Lawrence Molnar, President
Tel: (734) 998-6239
Fax: (734) 998-6224
Email: kallen@umich.edu

Mississippi

Mississippi Business Incubation Association
c/o Mississippi Development Authority
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205-0849
Elizabeth Taylor
Tel: (601) 359-3595
Fax: (601) 359-2116
E-mail: etaylor@mississippi.org

Missouri

Missouri Incubation Association
210 N. Tucker Blvd., Suite 600
St. Louis, MO, 63101
Jim Brasunas, President
Tel: (314) 436-3500
Fax: (314) 333-0409
E-mail: jbrasunas@tecstl.org
Web: www.moinc.org

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Business Incubator Network, NHBIN
Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council
Mt. Washington Valley Technology Village
P.O. Box 1066
Conway, NH 03818
Jac Cuddy
Tel: (603) 447-6622
Fax: (603) 447-9947
E-mail: jac@mwvec.comjac@mwvec.com
Web: nhbin.org

New Jersey

New Jersey Business Incubation Network
c/o Rutgers Food Innovation Center
87 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Lou Cooperhouse, President
Tel: (856) 459-1125
Fax: (856) 459-3043
E-mail: cooperhouse@aesop.rutgers.edu
Web: www.njbin.org

New York

Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.
126 State Street - 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Woodrow "Woody" Maggard, Chair
David Hochman, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 448-9586
Fax: (51icon_cool.gif 432-1383
E-mail: admin@bianys.com
W eb: www.bianys.com

North Carolina

North Carolina Business Incubators Association
PO Box 1385
Marion, NC 28752
Dean Kanipe, President
Tel: (336) 202-5392
E-mail: deank@mcdowelltech.edu

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Business Incubator Association
c/o Moore-Norman Technology Center
PO Box 4701
Norman, OK 73070-4701
Greg Kieson, President
Tel: (405) 809-3553
Fax: (405) 809-3548
E-mail: gkieson@mntechnology.com

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Incubator Association
c/o Corry Industrial Center
1524 Enterprise Road
Corry, PA 16407
Richard Novotny
Tel: (814) 664-3884
Fax: (814) 664-3885
E-mail: rnovo@corryidc.org

Texas

Texas Business Incubator Association
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77055-4266
C. Dean Kring, Chairman
Tel: (713) 932-7495
Fax: (713) 932-7498
E-mail: info@tbiaonline.org
Web Site: www.tbiaonline.org

Virginia

Virginia Business Incubation Association
c/o PO Box 556
Monterey, VA 24465
Betty M. Mitchell, President
Tel: (540) 468-1922
Fax: (540) 468-2551
E-mail: bettymitchell@htcnet.org
Web Site: www.vbia.org

Washington

Washington Association of Small Business Incubators
1437 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144
Lincoln Ferris, Executive Director
Tel: (206) 527-3347
Fax: (206) 527-1311
E-mail: linc@lfpr.com
Web Site: www.wasbi.org

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Business Incubation Association
230 West Wells, Suite 406
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Tel: (414) 276-9555
Thalia Mendez, President
E-mail: tmendez@gmconline.org
Web Site: www.wbiastate.org


Regional Associations Index

Western United States


PIN: Pacific Incubation Network (for NBIA members in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington)
E-mail: pin@nbia.org
Web Site: www.nbia.org/resource_center/pin
post #12 of 88
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Here are some overseas sources, trying not to leave anyone out.


ADT - Association of German Technology and Business Incubation Centres
Germany
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ANPROTEC - Brasilian Association of Science Parks and Incubators
Brazil
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BIAA - Businses Innovation & Incubation Australia Inc.
Australia
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Canadian University and College Related Incubators
Canada
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CABI - Canadian Association of Business Incubation
Canada
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Dutch Incubator Association
The Netherlands
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ENTERWeb: website for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development
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European Business & Innovation Centre Network
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France Incubation
France
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International Association of Science Parks

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Israeli Technology Business Incubators
Israel
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JANBO - Japan Association of New Business Incubation Organization
Japan
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Polish Business And Innovation Centres Association
Poland
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UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Incubator site
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UK Business Incubation
United Kingdom
post #13 of 88
i am in fairfield alabama and i just emailed the place listed in bessemer. i also called a left a message on mr veasley's voice mail. i will let you know if he contacts me and what i found out.

thank you very much for posting the information.
post #14 of 88
update.............

i spoke with mr veasley this morning and the one in bessemer does not have the shared kitchens. they work with assembly related businesses. so far the one in muscle shoals is the only one (in alabama) that has the shared kitchens. there is a city that's very close to me that is currently in the thinking process of doing one with the shared kitchens. i called the mayor's office this morning and left a message. i'm going to try and find out how far they have gotten and if they are making a list of the companies that would like to participate. if so, i am going to ask him to add my name. per mr veasley, they help you find financing, help with business plans, and a list of other things. so if there is one in your area, it really sounds like something that we all can benefit from. if you are in the muscle shores area give them a call. nothing ventured nothing gained.

will keep you updated as i learn more
post #15 of 88
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Here is some feedback I received from Texas:


The Public Information Office of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has received your inquiry regarding community kitchens. We have been unable to locate any TDA documents responsive to your request. We suggest that you contact the following:
Sustainable Food Center
PO Box 13323
Austin, TX 78711
512-236-0074
512-236-0098 (fax)
www.sustainablefoodcenter.org
Contact: Laura Hannibal, Program Director, The Happy Kitchen
Laurita@sustainablefoodcenter.org
Assist low-income communities in East Austin and neighborhoods in south and east San Antonio with food production and the development of food-based entrepreneurial opportunities for residents and farmers. Run community gardening programs, nutrition and cooking classes, and recently developed a downtown farmers market.
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