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Business incubator in Leesburg to host open house

Release Date: February 22, 2010

LEESBURG — The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment is pleased to announce the University of Central Florida (UCF) Business Incubator in Leesburg, located at 600 Market St., will host an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m.

“The business incubator attracts entrepreneurs and ensures they have what they need to get up and running quickly in a very competitive economic environment,” said Dottie Keedy, Director of the Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment. “The goal of this strategic investment is to help Lake County grow new companies, create new jobs and strengthen our County’s economy.”

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners entered a partnership agreement last year with the City of Leesburg and University of Central Florida Research Foundation to strengthen the business incubator at the Leesburg Business & Technology Center. The agreement provides tools, training and infrastructure to start-up companies at the incubator.

With five other incubators throughout Central Florida, the Leesburg location was UCF’s first incubator in Lake County. The UCF Research Foundation provides a variety of services to fledgling companies at the Leesburg incubator, such as networking, business counseling, finance & accounting, education, intellectual properties, technology, legal services, marketing, office operations and public relations.

For more information about the UCF Business Incubator open house, call James Spencer, Site Manager for the UCF Business Incubator at Leesburg, at (352) 315-1846 or e-mail

Lake County media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Coordinator
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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