ECU Arts Incubator
The East Main Enterprise Center and Incubator
The ECU Arts Incubator, officially the East Main Enterprise Center and Incubator, opened in July 2010. The incubator is a 4500 square foot facility, certified by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. It provides a sheltered environment of low rental rates and tax breaks for arts-related business to start and grow. As the businesses become self-sustaining, it is anticipated that they leave the incubator program and locate within the Arts District, assisting with the growth and development of the District and providing an opportunity for new arts-related businesses to form.
The vision for the ECU Arts Incubator is to create successful arts entrepreneurs that contribute to Ada's Economy. We do this by providing opportunities for unique arts-related entrepreneurs to meet needs in the community for economic development, and enhanced learning and cultural experiences utilizing local talent. Arts-related is defined broadly to include traditional forms of art such as painting and sculpture, but also music, dance, photography, writing, graphic and software design, culinary art, and other mediums for creativity.
The ECU Arts Incubator was featured in the May 2011 edition of the Ada Hub. The article can be read by clicking here at adahub.com/.
The East Main Enterprise Center (EMEC) was made possible by a Rural Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development. The EMEC has an advisory committee comprised of a representative from REI, ECU, the Small Business Development center, Tri-County Indian Nations Community Development Corporation, and a local CPA and a local Attorney.
808 East Main Street, Suite D
Ada, Oklahoma 74820