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The Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence (WMCOE) incubator was created to stimulate the establishment and growth of maritime-based start-up industries and accelerate the growth of the supply chain for the maritime industry and other industries in northeast Wisconsin. By fulfilling this objective, WMCOE would provide business expansion, employment, and quality of life opportunities for its businesses, residents, and industry-related growth.

WMCOE will provide the opportunity for individuals (engineers, scientists, manufacturers) to parlay their skills and experience into robust companies producing the materials and services needed by the major shipbuilders. These are the same skills that will benefit Marinette County’s other industries, who need many of the same support services.

WMCOE includes flexible facility space, manufacturing bays, offices, collaborative space, flexible leases, shared usage of office equipment, direct business assistance and counseling, mentoring, networking, access to capital, and various additional technical resources. In partnership with the SBDC and SCORE, new and existing resources in the community and region, both public and private, will be developed to support the needs of tenants and the business community at large.

The Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence business incubator is owned by the inVenture North Inc. It’s primary goal is to assist small businesses become sustainable, successful companies and employers in the community. Providing industry-related growth and quality of life opportunities for Marinette County businesses and residents.