Sen. Sherrod Brown touts business incubator success


Sen. Sherrod Brown touts business incubator success

Coshocton Tribune – The Muskingum County Business Incubator has helped area entrepreneurs create more than 100 jobs since the agency’s inception in 2004 and provided technical assistance to more than 1,000 clients.

Those statistics include Kyle McPeck, who started a ticket-broker business in his basement six years ago and later took advantage of rented space in the MCBI’s former office space on Fifth Street.

With the MCBI’s help, McPeck’s TicketCrush has become the incubator’s first $2 million company and now is moving to its own location on Maple Avenue.

“The incubator gave us the confidence and the tools,” McPeck said, noting he was able to hire his first employee after seeking help from the incubator. TicketCrush now has eight employees and offices in Zanesville and Columbus. “We still have more dreams, more aspirations. Hopefully the story isn’t over.”

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to see that type of small business success duplicated across southeast Ohio and the country.

Brown lauded the efforts of the area incubator in doing its part to help create jobs during a tour of the incubator Monday afternoon and also took time to tout new legislation he is sponsoring.

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