In this episode, Vita Nuova member Tom Mancuso discusses the key elements of taking a business incubator approach to creating local, long-lasting jobs for a community while recycling industrial and commercial properties. Based on decades of experience running the family business that pioneered this approach, Tom outlines the essential components of successful business incubators. He also emphasizes the versatility of these projects across communities, regardless of size. Ultimately, this strategy creates new employment opportunities, solves economic problems, and redevelops brownfield sites. Working through Vita Nuova, Tom can bring this expertise to communities across the country!
Tom’s book, Buildings That Create Jobs, provides a detailed guide for anyone interested in establishing, leasing, and operating business incubators and local business centers within adaptively reused buildings.