ACEnet’s Athens and Nelsonville campuses encompass 130,000 sq/ft, serving approximately 500 businesses annually, including an average of 20 startups each year. Primary sectors include food, agriculture, arts, retail, wellness, manufacturing and distribution. Our clients support the local economy, with a yearly average of $80 million in aggregate sales, and 300+ employees.
ACEnet has a 4 part approach:
- Build capacity through business incubation, network expansion, training & technical assistance, and access to markets initiatives
- Provide flexible, diverse, and specialized facilities and infrastructure
- Increase access to business capital, partnerships & referrals
- Engage in outreach to communities and stakeholders to educate, inform and collaborate