The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), in conjunction with the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and Embry-Riddle University, (ERAU) is working to expand NACET’s presence in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
NACET now holds an office location at the Embry-Riddle University Prescott Airport campus and business counseling space at the NACOG Business Assistance Center.
NACET is enthusiastic to expand its physical presence in Northern Arizona. The new locations will offer the same opportunities and programs that clients have come to expect from NACET.
The NACOG Business Assistance Center, located at 221 N. Marina Street in Prescott, will expand its current business services to include additional lunchtime seminars, a mentors’ group and counseling hours by NACET staff and mentors. Embry-Riddle continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to entrepreneurship in the region and is providing office space located at 2190 Sweginnis in Prescott. NACET currently has seven clients in the Prescott and Prescott Valley region and is accepting applications for new clients in the region. Additionally, the expansion of NACET into the Prescott and Prescott Valley region will allow for the growth of NACET’s student business incubation program.
“We have been pleasantly surprised by the demand and solid deal flow coming from the Prescott and Prescott Valley regions,” said NACET CEO and President Russ Yelton. “Part of our funding for NACET requires us to be regional in scope, and Prescott/Prescott Valley is an important region to engage.”
Regional director for NACOG, Teri Drew, says the expansion comes at a good time. “The partnership with NACET is timely as we expand our service opportunities in Yavapai County.”
Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, partnering with the City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, fosters business growth and economic vitality, creating high-quality jobs for the region. Partnering with a wide variety of non-technology, service, manufacturing, high technology, science and renewable energy firms, NACET offers a hands-on business incubation engagement program designed to transform innovation into viable companies. NACET has operated its current program in Flagstaff for the last 11 years. FBN
To learn more about NACET, visit www.nacet.org.
Photo: R.W. Bloom, Embry-Riddle Academics VP, NACOG Regional Director Teri Drew, NACET CEO Russ Yelton, NACET VP, Jeff Saville. Photo by Bobbi Tucker