COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - START-UP Columbus hosted a ribbon cutting for their new facility to help new potential business owners strategize and find their way.
"We are trying to help people who have figured something out that doesn't exist in the world and they are saying if only there was this if only there was that," said Frank Braski, Chief Entrepreneurship Office at Start-up Columbus.
They call themselves the new hub for entrepreneurship with the mission to create new companies, products, services, and jobs that increase success in the local job market.
"We happen to have a network of resources, of engineers, artist, of designers, of marketers, of people that know about packaging and developing," said Braski.
This hub is also contributing to Columbus' "2025 Campaign" as the city works to expand resources for anyone in the community who wants to become a business owner.
"Columbus is interesting that we have grown our economy in the last 30 years off some very entrepreneurial companies. Those companies have got thousands of people working for them and because of that we've probably had a little bit of a down turn in entrepreneurial activity and we think we need to spur that along," said Russ Carreker, Entrepreneur Chair of Columbus 2025.
Local entrepreneurs along with the Columbus Chamber and city leaders were there to speak on how important local businesses are to our community.
As a part of this entrepreneurship program and Columbus' 2025 Campaign, the organization wants you to remember the hashtag, #We Do Amazing Start-ups.
For more information on this organization, click here.