Achieving the American Dream
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 16, 2007
Selma has reason to be proud of The Innovation Centre, which began about 10 years ago as a joint venture between Wallace Community College Selma and Pioneer Electric.
The Innovation Centre helps residents achieve the American Dream.
It was designed to help small companies and entrepreneurs in the growth of their products and services by providing an environment and a facility where this could be accomplished.
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The goal for The Innovation Centre and the small businesses that get a start there is that they will eventually grow large enough to move down the road to the 400-acre South Dallas Industrial Park.
There are many benefits for a small business beginning in The Innovation Centre.
Statistically, 85 percent of small businesses fail, and many fail during the first three to five years.
Having the Innovation Centre involved in a fledgling business improves the start-up’s chance of making it.
When someone comes to The Innovation Centre with a plan, it is not the job of the center to decide whether the business will work or not. They just provide the tools needed. The Innovation Centre is now full with eight businesses.
It is possible to live the American Dream, and Selma is fortunate to have The Innovation Centre available for help.