Grand Opening Sept. 1 for Southeast Missouri Innovation Center



WHAT:   Southeast Missouri Innovation Center and business incubator ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony WHEN: 3 p.m., Sept. 1 WHERE:   920 Broadway in Cape GirardeauIn the education building of the former First Baptist Church complex  WHO: 

  • Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University
  • Mike Dambach, chairman of the Missouri Research Corporation
  • John Tlapek, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents
  • Paul Katnik, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Ron Aarns, The Boeing Company
  • Sam Jones, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Shelby Neal, policy advisor, Office of Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt 

BACKGROUND:   The Southeast Missouri Innovation Center and business incubator will support developing entrepreneurs and small businesses through the use of business incubator space, entrepreneurial training, business development services, technical support and other services