What is a SmartZone?
A SmartZone pinpoints a distinct geographical location where tech-based companies, entrepreneurs, and other small businesses are located in close proximity to the community assets they need to help maintain and grow their businesses.
A SmartZone includes access to a technology business accelerator like Innovate Marquette, which promotes collaboration between resource partners such as universities, industry and research organizations, state and government municipalities, and other innovators within the community.
Essentially, a SmartZone is classified as a region in which there is a growing technology and innovation hub, with the right resources and accelerators available to facilitate entrepreneurial collaboration and incubation for new and emerging businesses.
Where are the other SmartZones in Michigan?
There are twenty one SmartZones geographically located in different regions of the state of Michigan. In the Upper Peninsula, also known as Region 1, there are three: Houghton/Hancock SmartZone, Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone, and Marquette SmartZone. All others lie below the bridge.
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