Philipsburg celebrates opening of business incubator


A new wave of opportunities is on its way for entrepreneurs and the entire community of Philipsburg. 

The Philipsburg Business Incubator is officially open. 

Located downtown along North Front Street, it’s a project Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins says he’s “so pumped” about. 

“The fact we were able to put all this together within my first 130 days in office…I’m just so excited,” Higgins said. 

Philipsburg Business Incubator includes four office spaces and free computer services from DixonCom, a company sharing some of the same space. 

Entrepreneurs who become tenants can also take advantage of mentorship from the Moshannon Valley Economic Partnership. 

Higgins teamed up with Stan LaFuria, the executive director of the Moshannon Valley Economic Partnership to find an ideal space for the proposal. 

Their goal is to make Philipsburg an ideal work-play-live destination for entrepreneurs.

“It’s the small businesses that actually create jobs,” Higgins said. 

The incubator is said to be the sixth one in Centre County and the second in the Philipsburg area. 

“This is one more tool we’re going to have here in Philipsburg to add to what we have at the partnership and the collection of those tools gives us a chance to stimulate private investment and new job creation, ” LaFuria said. 

Both Higgins and LaFuria are accepting applications for anyone interested in occupying a space in the incubator. 

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