Garcia Architecture to renovate HEDC small business incubator

Thanks to a $1.6 million Federal grant from The U.S. Department of Commerce to the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City, (HEDC) will be able to develop a small business incubator at the site of a nearly abandoned building at 2720 Jarboe, on Kansas City’s west side.

Garcia Architecture’s winning proposal included five commercial kitchens to support food-related businesses, office space and lecture halls. Designed to give entrepreneurs a supportive foundation in the development of small businesses, along with technical training.

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“From anything, from helping them grow, from an ideation stage to writing a business plan to understanding financials, their marketing, market strategy as well as launching their business.”

Pedro Zamora of the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

“I know from firsthand experience that starting a business isn’t easy and low income and minority entrepreneurs face more hurdles than the majority population.”

Kansas City Mayor Sly James

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