ASHLEY THOMPSON -The Corsair
The Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with PJC to launch the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), an online community intended to help new high-tech companies in the area.
“PJC provides working space and a supportive environment that will serve as a bridge between the CIE and the home office for local technology companies,” said PJC President, Dr. Ed Meadows.
Entrepreneurs are described by Florida State statute as having an “independently owned and operated business concern incorporated in Florida which is not an affiliate or subsidiary of a business dominant in its field of operation and which employs 25 or fewer full-time employees.”
Current “tenants” of the CIE include: The Analyst Group, a company that provides staffing solutions and software development for the call center industry and The Advent Agency, a promotions and sales consulting firm specializing in text messaging advertising.
In addition to providing accounting support and a networking community, the CIE provides access to over 170 office suites, discounted rates on consulting services, entry into events and exposure to local markets.
The cost to enter the program ranges from $75 to $100 per month. The cost varies due to the amount of services provided to the company.
For more information on the CIE visit www.gulfcoastinnovation.com.