Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation
A Catalyst for Change
 Why Locate Your Business Here?

· Your business is more likely to succeed in a business incubator
· You'll have beautiful subsidized space - offices, manufacturing space
· You will be located in a business and technology area
· You'll have free access to experts on financing, business, accounting and legal matters
· You'll have access to shared services - training/meeting rooms, copier, fax, receptionist
· You'll be located in the City of Bluefield, West Virginia, a historic city, with roots in the arts
· You’ll have access to the training, technology and research capabilities of Bluefield State College
Close proximity to Bluefield State College and Bluefield College
Excellent transportation infrastructure - nearby interstate, rail, and air service
Very short commutes for employees
Access to educated professionals in the region
Good quality of life - low cost of living, low crime
Close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor amenities
Great climate, mild winters, comfortable summers
Located in Bluefield, West Virginia, an historic town with a strong arts and technology emphasis
Your Business Success Starts Here…
Bluefield's Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Business Success in Incubators
Tenant Admission Policies
Potential new Incubator tenants are encouraged to complete and submit a Tenant Application Package, consisting of a Tenant Application, a Business Plan, and a set of Financial Projections, normally covering a three-year forecast horizon. The Incubator’s will make the sole and final determination regarding acceptance and suitability of a potential Incubator tenant based on the following criteria:
· Match between available Incubator facilities and needs of new business
· Potential for new job creation; potential for higher wage scales
· Strength and experience of the new business management team
· Adequacy of startup funding
· Potential for viability beyond the normal Incubator residence term of three years