SUPERIOR ENTERPRISE CENTER
CREATE. INCUBATE. SUCCEED
Serving as a transformative catalyst to diversify Superior’s economy through business services and workforce training. A one-stop shop for resources, training and information. A hub of connectivity and learning, the Center strives to enrich the community through engagement, education and opportunity.
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SUMMER 2022 UPDATE
The Superior Enterprise Center to date is providing programming and resources to the small businesses and entrepreneurs in Superior as well as creating a workforce pipeline. Currently, we have served approximately 50 entrepreneurs and owners of existing small businesses through programming and mentorship; 4 successful business ventures have been created with a survival rate of 80% which surpasses the 50% established metric. Over 200 hours of direct support have been provided to ventures through office hours and programming.
The Enterprise Center continues to conduct direct marketing and outreach to every registered business in the Town of Superior and keeps abreast of the needs of the community through its Small Business Meetups, one-on-one time, and the Enterprise Center monthly newsletter.
The Enterprise Center held its first Youth Entrepreneurial Academy this summer. The students ranged in age from 13 to 17 years old and created some very innovative solutions to problems they experience in our community. Their solutions included ideas around recycling, CO2 reduction, creating greater green spaces and innovative homeless shelters. The Enterprise Center is also looking to reestablish a robotics program to support entrepreneurial ideologies and build skills in the high demand field of robotics.
Relationships are critical in building a successful incubator and accelerator program for entrepreneurs, as well as building supports for small businesses. The Enterprise Center is currently cultivating relationships with a variety of entities which include: SEED SPOT, Arizona Small Business Development Center, Arizona Commerce Authority, and Local First just to name a few. We continue to develop relationships with the goal of providing a variety of support structures for the small business owners and entrepreneurs in our community.
The Superior Enterprise Center’s role in supporting Workforce Development is also a critical one for the area. One primary area of need is certificated programs such as welding, electrical technicians, and HVAC technicians. The Enterprise Center understands this and is currently finalizing the implementation of our first welding program. We look forward to being able to provide everyone in our area with the skills and appropriate credentials to become certified welders. As we move forward, our intent is to continue building out these critical workforce programs in our area with the goal of being a one stop shop for everyone in the Copper Corridor.