Incubators in the News

Food Business Incubators continue to gain popularity and attract attention across the state as innovative approaches to community and economic development.  We’ve been excited to see several stories in the news recently new incubators developing across the state.

Too many cooks, not enough commercial kitchens in Madison

Read the full story from the Isthmus

Professional food production at Woodland Kitchen in Florence County (12/20/2010)

An economically troubled part of far northeastern Wisconsin is trying to pull itself up partly by encouraging “micro businesses.” These are often ventures started by hobbyists, but may also have profit-potential. Patty Murray reports.

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Project Milwaukee: Wisconsin’s Incubator Kitchens

Project Milwaukee: What’s on Our Plate? continues with a look at an innovative program that helps would-be food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. Rick Terrien is the executive director of the Iowa County Economic Development Corporation in Mineral Point. His office is in the building that houses the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen, one of a growing number of food business incubators in Wisconsin, and part of the Wisconsin Food Business Innovation Network. Terrien spoke with Mitch Teich.

Listen at WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio

‘Incubator kitchens’ are catching on as a place where entrepreneurs can cook up a business

Read the full story from the WI State Journal