UNH Speakers Bureau
The Batavia Industrial Center: Hatching the World’s First Business Incubator
Business incubators are a common element found within large and small economies. However, little is known about the first one ever created in the U.S. The Batavia Industrial Center was established in 1959 and created many of the components found in today’s incubators. Most interesting is how the Batavia Industrial Center began as it was the idea of a single man in a small town in New York State, an idea born out of economic necessity.