Why Business Incubation in Michigan?

As the founding director and CEO of New Hampshire’s Amoskeag Business Incubator, also known as the abi (and now known as the abi Innovation Hub), how did I end up in Sterling Heights, just north of Detroit, as the executive director of the Macomb-OU INCubator?

After directing the abi for close to 14 years, I took some time off to spend with family and friends while helping to plan my eldest daughter’s wedding. I had the notion that I would give consulting a crack in both the non-profit and business incubation sectors once the matrimonial hubbub subsided.

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Welcome to the Mac-OU INC Blog!

It is with great pleasure that I finally type the words ‘welcome to the Mac-OU INC blog!’

What a journey implementing this blog has been. Much of my time since my arrival in November 2011 has been spent on cultivating the services we offer including new programming and seminar series, continuing with the Lean Diversification program, assisting with the implementation of the Executives-in-Residence program and working on committees to bring you the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship and the Accelerate MI Innovation Competition. This first blog post is an incredibly satisfying milestone, as it demonstrates the improved efficiency and continuous growth of the incubator.

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