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Miami University’s $15M business incubator a ‘big deal’ for county, leaders say

OXFORD, Ohio  — Miami University officials led local city and area business executives on a recent tour of the school’s coming $15 million business incubator designed to help grow various industries throughout Butler County.

Still under construction, the off-campus College@Elm Innovation and Workforce Development Center at 20 South Elm St. is being done in partnership with the city of Oxford and Butler County businesses and is expected to be opened for operations in January, said Miami officials who conducted the site’s first tour.

“It’s a big deal, and it’s going to result in some good impact for this area,” said Miami University President Gregory Crawford.

School officials said the College@Elm facility will house office space, an entrepreneurship center, startups, a workforce and small business development resource center, a design and testing area and space for manufacturing operations in a former Miami food services…

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