ACEnet’s mission is to build networks, support innovation, and facilitate collaboration with Appalachian Ohio’s businesses to create a strong, sustainable regional economy.
We focus on four main strategies including:
· Operation of two business incubators in Athens (30k sq/ft) and Nelsonville (100k sq/ft) including our nationally recognized Food Manufacturing Center located at the Athens property.
· Expansion of business capacity through business counseling, training, ecommerce, and market access programs.
· Business loan funds through our sister organization ACEnet Ventures.
· Economic policy development at the local, regional, state and federal levels to support small business development.
Our staff and volunteers utilize these key strategies to maximize asset development, economic opportunity, and sustainability of our beautiful region. We invite you to find out about our impact and how you can help us achieve Vision 2010 which will mark our 25th Anniversary.