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Welcome to the
Gould Business Incubator

The Charles W. Gould Business Incubator

A Great Place To Grow Your Business

The Gould Business Incubator (GBI) was established as an extension of the SiMT in 2012 to help ensure the success of new business ventures in the Florence-Darlington area. We pride ourselves on flexibility and sustainability – GBI accommodates one-person startups, small manufacturing teams, and global engineering concerns. Many clients are small one- or two-person service companies, getting their start while conserving capital. Some have taken space in our incubator so that they have access to the myriad technologies housed at the SiMT: extensive 3D printed and/or machined prototype capabilities, CAD and design assistance, and manufacturing expertise. Others have included new offices of businesses that are established in other parts of the state, branching out to the Pee Dee region. ARCTIC, an international company specializing in computer-cooling devices, spent six months in the incubator while its offices and facility were being readied.

Conserve capital while working with other business visionaries! Energize your business by joining the Gould Business Incubator, and experience new ideas, driven people, and helpful resources.

Launching your venture from a business incubator can significantly increase your chances of success. The survival rate of new businesses that take advantage of the benefits of a business incubator is better than 80 percent, while those that go it alone survive just 44 percent of the time.

The Gould Business Incubator offers a clean and modern environment for office-based and manufacturing ventures with affordable work spaces, free phone and internet service and the most modern shared support amenities.