The BDC has the capacity of housing up to six small businesses. This program although newly created, has policies and procedures in place.
Several partnerships with existing incubator programs are being used to assist with the development of this program. Some preliminary criteria for the program have been considered, including:
Prospective clients of the business incubator space will be required to complete an application process and must be given board approval to be accepted in the lease program. Prospective clients must have completed sound business plan for their business preferably having successfully completed the HCCDC Business Development Center's entrepreneurial program.
Business Library and Business/Technology Training.
The business library and training courses are still in the early stages of development. Business information packets are available upon request at the HCCDC offices. The BDC will house a business library and training space with computer stations for business and technology training. The goal of this training center is to enable participants to increase their job skills, obtain better employment, earn a higher wage and ultimately achieve a better standard of living. Additionally, area employers will be able to access the center for specific technology training courses tailored for their company's needs.