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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Artisans, Woodworkers, Food Trucks, Metalworkers and other Entrepreneurs
The Hopewell Downtown Partnership is partnering with the Center for Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public to conduct research and analyze the potential uses of a 14,000-square-foot building that’s owned by the city.
The feasibility study will explore the community demand for a kitchen incubator, makerspace and coworking space in Hopewell.
A kitchen incubator is a rentable kitchen and space for food-related entrepreneurs to use. The makerspace would allow creators to rent space and equipment and collaborate in a shared community. The coworking space would provide rented office space, conference rooms and other business services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The survey seeks input from local entrepreneurs and small businesses within the community to better understand the potential market for such a facility. Respondents will be asked to provide information regarding the products and services their businesses produce.
Those who take the survey have the opportunity to be included in a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The survey will close after Sunday, May 7.