Impact

MTEC SmartZone’s four incubator locations nurture businesses, attract funding, create jobs and bring recognition to the Upper Peninsula.


Nurturing businesses
  • Graduated 10 companies that are still growing locally
  • 44 technology companies
  • $525,000 in client funding
  • Launched a pre-incubator program, SmartStart
  • 32 start-up companies


Attracting funding

  • $3 million in training and support program grants
  • $4 million in local property upgrades at all four incubator locations


Creating jobs

  • Created 500 high-tech jobs


Bringing recognition

  • Attracted 6 Fortune 500 Companies
  • Five-time winner of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch Award
  • 2012 Keweenaw Spark Plug Award for 'Growth'
  • Political Goodwill: City of Houghton, City of Hancock, Michigan Tech, KEDA