NEW YORK CITY — The city has tapped a commercial real estate group to develop and operate a 6,000 square-foot business incubator set to launch in Harlem this summer, officials announced Tuesday.
Micro Office Solutions, a NY-based organization that offers short-term and long-term business space rentals, has been picked to develop and operate the city's Harlem Venture Space, which is designed to accommodate 150 workers from freelance operations, start-ups, small businesses and non-profits.
“Now, with the establishment of this new business incubator, we will witness the emergence of creative companies in the area, which will further strengthen our city’s innovative economy and continue to build on Harlem’s recent historic success,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a press release.
One of three incubators planned for 2013, Harlem Venture Space — located at 118th street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue — will offer membership discounts to minority and female-owned businesses.
“Harlem Venture Space will be a great facility that will help companies grow and succeed and will be part of the Harlem renaissance.” David Rotbard, co-Founder of Micro Office, said in the press release.
Micro Office Solutions currently operates five other office spaces in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Times Square, Midtown and Union Square.