Station 2 Innovation
Become a part of the Station 2 Innovation Community and reposition yourself and your business in a growing network of innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. Start today, innovate for tomorrow.
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5-year Strategic Plans
Since 2008 and 2009 respectively, Manatee and Sarasota counties have included the launch of a publicly supported business incubator in their 5-year Strategic Plans. In the subsequent decade, Station 2 Innovation has proven the importance of that decision in positively impacting local growth. And as we begin a new decade, we find ourselves now, more than ever, motivated to advance the Station 2 Innovation Project and the positive impacts it has made on our community.
The original declared goals
The original declared goals of the “Bradenton Innovation Center,” officially the Station 2 Innovation Center, were to create sustainable, knowledge-based, high wage jobs that will stay in the local area and help mitigate the “brain drain” from local universities & companies. In the years since our founding, Station 2 Innovation has served as a catalyst for the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, fostering the creation of new companies in high-growth, strategic industry sectors.