Enterprise Center Means Room for New Businesses to Grow
The Enterprise Center will allow for growth at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park, which in recent years has seen a boom of companies created from University of Arkansas research. The park currently houses 25 companies at various stages of development.
“We’re happy that we’ve been running at 100 percent capacity, but at the same time, you must maintain an inventory of available space in order to grow,” said Casey Mileham, administrative assistant for the Arkansas Research and Technology Development Foundation. The building is part of the foundation’s master plan, which includes almost 1 million square feet of office and laboratory space, and follows five years after construction of the Innovation Center, a 35,000-square-foot building that now houses self-sustaining companies.
“The Enterprise Center is a testament to the growth of cutting-edge basic research taking place on our campus,” said Chancellor G. David Gearhart. “We look forward to seeing that growth continue as the Arkansas Research and Technology Park expands.”
The Enterprise Center will be a LEED-certified building and will be laboratory ready, meeting power and air-handling requirements and vibration controls needed to build wet labs or clean rooms.
“We have been meeting with several potential tenants in order to identify their specific needs,” Mileham said.