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post #1 of 88
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For those of you looking for kitchen space to rent, the following list may be of help to you. You can also do a search in your area with the words - Kitchen Incubator. These are for small businesses and!

Entrepreneurial Development In The Food Sector:
Program Guide
Organized Alphabetically by State and City

Shoals Commercial Culinary Center (SCCC)- Alabama
Developing Innovation in Navajo Education, Inc - Arizona
Denver Enterprise Center- Colorado
Hawaii Community loan Fund- Hawaii
Pacific Gateway Center - Hawaii
Chicago Cooperative Kitchen- Illinois
Southeastern Indiana Business Development Center - Indiana
Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management Department- Iowa
Partners for Family Farms - Kentucky
Main Center for Women, Work and Community- Maine
The Hancock County Locally Grown Foods Project- Maine
Coastal Enterprises Institute- Maine Farms Project- Maine
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center- Massachusetts
RECIPES for Business- Minnesota
University of Missouri- Dept. of Rural Sociology- Missouri
Food Processing Center- University of Nebraska Lincoln- Nebraska
Lincoln Action Program- Nebraska
The Rural Resource Group- New Mexico
Taos County Economic Development Corporation- New Mexico
Food Ventures Massachusetts Avenue Project- Massachusetts
Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship- Cornell- New York
Adirondack Kitchen Project, Inc.- New York
NorthEast Neighborhood Alliance- New York
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, Ind. - North Carolina
Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)- Ohio
Food Innovation Center- Oregon
South Carolina Coastal Community Development Corporation-
South Carolina
Appalachian Spring Cooperative - Tennessee
Clinch-Powell Community Kitchen - Tennessee
Appalachian Spring Cooperative- Tennessee
Clitch-Powell Community Kitchen- Tennessee
Gardens/Mini Farms Network- Texas
Vermont Food Venture Center- Vermont
Interval Small Farms Incubator Program- Vermont
Appalachian Sustainable Development Initiative- Virginia
First Nations Development Institute- Virginia
Shorebank Enterprise Pacific- Washington
Unlimited Future Inc.- West Virginia
Lightstone CDC- West Virginia
Crossroads Kitchen- Wisconsin
Niagara Women's Enterprise Center

post #2 of 88
What a great list! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this! I am sure it will help someone out!

post #3 of 88
Great list, but no Florida...Where can I find info for Florida?
post #4 of 88
I agree that is a great list...but no Georgia on their icon_sad.gif I found out that my local business incubator kitchen is full don't know when they will have any openings.
post #5 of 88
Thread Starter 
Some states I have not found places for commercial kitchens yet in my research. Yes, most have waiting lists if they have rentals at all.
Will lists the states as I find them.
post #6 of 88
I don't understand how to research this. when I put what it says under Texas google just brings up how to manage your own small farm......what am I doing wrong??
post #7 of 88
Thread Starter 
katy625, I ran across the same problem on this, this is a name of a program in TX. I have forward a message to them for more information for contacting direct since mine also was not connecting to anything in the area of kitchen rentals. This list was made by another party on commerical kitchen rentals across the US; so I have also contacted that person to clear up the matter of contacting information. Whenever I hear something back, I will post it.
post #8 of 88
I also ran across this list of 'incubator' kitchens nationwide. (Click this link, then click 'Kitchen Incubators - Nationwide)
post #9 of 88
WOW!! Great info, and thank you for the search and charing with us members!
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post #10 of 88
Thread Starter
click on "incubator"
post #11 of 88
Thread Starter 
More possible contacts in different states. May be able to direct the person from that state to a kitchen source.

State Incubation Associations

U.S. State Index

Alabama Business Incubation Network
1020 Ninth Avenue S.W.
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
Devron A. Veasley, Chairman
Tel: (205) 481-2101
Fax: (205) 481-2100


Arkansas Business Incubator Manager Association
c/o GENESIS Technology Incubator
1 University of Arkansas Engineering Research Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tel: (501) 575-7227
Fax: (501) 575-7446


Colorado Business Incubator Association
c/o The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Gary Markle, President
Tel: (719) 262-3104
Fax: (719) 262-3707


Connecticut Business Incubator Network
c/o Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
111 Founders Plaza
Suite 1002
East Hartford, CT 06108
POC: Wayne Sumple
Tel: (860) 282-4222
Fax: (860) 291-8874


Florida Business Incubation Association
12201 Research Pkwy, Ste. 501
Orlando, FL 32826
Tom ONeal, Chairman
Tel: (407) 420-4888
Fax: (407)-737-2512
Julie Matthews, FBIA Manager
Tel: (407) 489-0387


Indiana Business Incubator Association
c/o Evansville Small Business Incubator
1100 W. Loyd Expressway Suite 113
Evansville, IN 47708
Tel: (812) 426-9991
Fax: (812) 426-6138


Louisiana Business Incubation Association
c/o Louisiana Emerging Technology Center
LSU Campus
PO Box 25128
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Arthur Cooper, President
Tel: (225) 615-8166
Fax: (225) 615-8910


Maryland Business Incubation Association
c/o Emerging Technology Center
2400 Boston St., Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21224
Chris Marschner, President
Tel: (310) 790-2800 ext. 479


Michigan Business Incubator Association
c/o 506 E Liberty St, 3rd floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-7202
Lawrence Molnar, President
Tel: (734) 998-6239
Fax: (734) 998-6224


Mississippi Business Incubation Association
c/o Mississippi Development Authority
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, MS 39205-0849
Elizabeth Taylor
Tel: (601) 359-3595
Fax: (601) 359-2116


Missouri Incubation Association
210 N. Tucker Blvd., Suite 600
St. Louis, MO, 63101
Jim Brasunas, President
Tel: (314) 436-3500
Fax: (314) 333-0409

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Business Incubator Network, NHBIN
Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council
Mt. Washington Valley Technology Village
P.O. Box 1066
Conway, NH 03818
Jac Cuddy
Tel: (603) 447-6622
Fax: (603) 447-9947

New Jersey

New Jersey Business Incubation Network
c/o Rutgers Food Innovation Center
87 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Lou Cooperhouse, President
Tel: (856) 459-1125
Fax: (856) 459-3043

New York

Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.
126 State Street - 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Woodrow "Woody" Maggard, Chair
David Hochman, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 448-9586
Fax: (51icon_cool.gif 432-1383
W eb:

North Carolina

North Carolina Business Incubators Association
PO Box 1385
Marion, NC 28752
Dean Kanipe, President
Tel: (336) 202-5392


Oklahoma Business Incubator Association
c/o Moore-Norman Technology Center
PO Box 4701
Norman, OK 73070-4701
Greg Kieson, President
Tel: (405) 809-3553
Fax: (405) 809-3548


Pennsylvania Incubator Association
c/o Corry Industrial Center
1524 Enterprise Road
Corry, PA 16407
Richard Novotny
Tel: (814) 664-3884
Fax: (814) 664-3885


Texas Business Incubator Association
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 150
Houston, TX 77055-4266
C. Dean Kring, Chairman
Tel: (713) 932-7495
Fax: (713) 932-7498
Web Site:


Virginia Business Incubation Association
c/o PO Box 556
Monterey, VA 24465
Betty M. Mitchell, President
Tel: (540) 468-1922
Fax: (540) 468-2551
Web Site:


Washington Association of Small Business Incubators
1437 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144
Lincoln Ferris, Executive Director
Tel: (206) 527-3347
Fax: (206) 527-1311
Web Site:


Wisconsin Business Incubation Association
230 West Wells, Suite 406
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Tel: (414) 276-9555
Thalia Mendez, President
Web Site:

Regional Associations Index

Western United States

PIN: Pacific Incubation Network (for NBIA members in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington)
Web Site:
post #12 of 88
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Here are some overseas sources, trying not to leave anyone out.

ADT - Association of German Technology and Business Incubation Centres
ANPROTEC - Brasilian Association of Science Parks and Incubators
BIAA - Businses Innovation & Incubation Australia Inc.
Canadian University and College Related Incubators
CABI - Canadian Association of Business Incubation
Dutch Incubator Association
The Netherlands
ENTERWeb: website for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development
European Business & Innovation Centre Network
France Incubation
International Association of Science Parks

Israeli Technology Business Incubators
JANBO - Japan Association of New Business Incubation Organization
Polish Business And Innovation Centres Association
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Incubator site
UK Business Incubation
United Kingdom
post #13 of 88
i am in fairfield alabama and i just emailed the place listed in bessemer. i also called a left a message on mr veasley's voice mail. i will let you know if he contacts me and what i found out.

thank you very much for posting the information.
post #14 of 88

i spoke with mr veasley this morning and the one in bessemer does not have the shared kitchens. they work with assembly related businesses. so far the one in muscle shoals is the only one (in alabama) that has the shared kitchens. there is a city that's very close to me that is currently in the thinking process of doing one with the shared kitchens. i called the mayor's office this morning and left a message. i'm going to try and find out how far they have gotten and if they are making a list of the companies that would like to participate. if so, i am going to ask him to add my name. per mr veasley, they help you find financing, help with business plans, and a list of other things. so if there is one in your area, it really sounds like something that we all can benefit from. if you are in the muscle shores area give them a call. nothing ventured nothing gained.

will keep you updated as i learn more
post #15 of 88
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Here is some feedback I received from Texas:

The Public Information Office of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has received your inquiry regarding community kitchens. We have been unable to locate any TDA documents responsive to your request. We suggest that you contact the following:
Sustainable Food Center
PO Box 13323
Austin, TX 78711
512-236-0098 (fax)
Contact: Laura Hannibal, Program Director, The Happy Kitchen
Assist low-income communities in East Austin and neighborhoods in south and east San Antonio with food production and the development of food-based entrepreneurial opportunities for residents and farmers. Run community gardening programs, nutrition and cooking classes, and recently developed a downtown farmers market.
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