Promoting business growth and opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kankakee County
"This is a significant commitment to bringing to Kankakee County a creative, entrepreneurial space for research, learning, business and innovation. -- John C. Bowling, President, Olivet Nazarene University
Catalyst Innovation Center is being developed in a historic manufacturing facility at 231 E. Broadway, in Bradley, Illinois, a village of 16,000 located 50 miles south of Chicago in Kankakee County.
The five-story, 140,000-square foot brick building - long known as the David Bradley Building - is being transformed into a modern hub for fostering local economic growth and diversity, promoting business success and new employment opportunities, and advocating a culture of entrepreneurship in Kankakee County and surrounding communities.
The center will offer modern amenities that provide a creative working environment and services such as business incubation, acceleration, co-working, business training and additional benefits that support entrepreneurship, research and innovation.
Olivet Nazarene University leads development of the center in collaboration with Riverside Medical Center and the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County. Construction is under way to customize 22,000 square feet on the first floor of the building for Olivet's engineering students and faculty, as well as Riverside innovation design space and multi-discipline engagement projects.
Businesses interested in learning more
about opportunities at Catalyst Innovation Center may request information from Jesse Erickson, Director of Catalyst Innovation Center,
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