Tipton Praises Grand Junction Business Incubator

Jun 12, 2013 Issues: Small Business, Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON—Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has presented the following tribute on the Congressional Record in recognition of the Business Incubator Center of Grand Junction being named Incubator of the Year. The tribute will be presented by a member of Tipton’s staff at a ceremony at the Incubator tomorrow. Congress is in session and Tipton is currently in Washington for votes.

Tribute submitted for the Congressional Record:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Business Incubator Center of Grand Junction, Colorado. Founded in 1987, the Business Incubator Center (BIC) is a private non-profit organization with the sole mission of fostering economic growth and entrepreneurial spirit in Western Colorado. Earlier this year, the Business Incubator Center was named “Incubator of the Year” by the National Business Incubation Association for the second time in its 25 year history.

Working with both start-up and established businesses in the Grand Junction area, the Business Incubator Center has played a significant role in building and maintaining thousands of businesses. Over the past 25 years, the Business Incubator Center has helped launch more than 575 businesses in the community, which have gone on to generate more than $156 million in revenue, and create more than 10,000 jobs. The impact the Business Incubator Center has had on the community is immeasurable.

In both 1996 and 2013, BIC was chosen by the National Business Incubation Association as America’s top incubator, well deserved honors for this vital organization that has led to the creation of so many jobs. The success of the Business Incubator Center’s model has sparked innovation and fostered prosperity for thousands of Coloradans. Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to recognize The Business Incubator Center of Grand Junction, Colorado for its commitment to the economic development of Western Colorado.”

Tipton, a lifelong small businessman, is a subcommittee chairman in the House Small Business Committee as well as co-founder of the Congressional Small Business Caucus.

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