DESOTO, Texas, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) in partnership with the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, City of DeSoto and Options Real Estate will host Grow DeSoto: Entrepreneur Pitch Day. The event will be held at 320 E. Belt Line Road in DeSoto, Texas from noon – 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This event seeks to find and engage entrepreneurs interested in locating their small businesses inside of a new small business incubator in the Brookhollow Shopping Center of DeSoto, TX. The incubator is a 26,000 SF retail building which is being re-purposed to house a variety of restaurants, retail spaces, and a shared workspace. The incubator boasts an open-air, mall environment that will attract a consistent flow of foot traffic for the businesses located inside. These businesses will also enjoy reduced rental rates starting as low as $400 per month (including all bills), easy access to I-35 and I-20, and ongoing business training.
DEDC invites all interested entrepreneurs to register for the Grow DeSoto: Entrepreneur Pitch Day event at www.growdesoto.org. Registration ends at 5:00 pm on May 19, 2017. Selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present a 3-minute pitch on their products, services, or startup ideas to a panel of judges and the public for the chance to secure a spot in the incubator. "One goal of the DEDC is to provide opportunities for owners of small businesses and those individuals with great startup ideas. We are very excited about the small business incubator and the growth it will bring to the community," said Murphy Cheatham, Chief Executive Officer of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation.
To date, over 50% of the space within the incubator has been pre-leased. Current tenants include a range of restaurants, a full-service barber shop and the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce. The incubator is currently undergoing renovations and will open in Summer 2017. Additional information about the event and the small business incubator can be found at www.growdesoto.org.
About DeSoto Economic Development Corporation
The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit, Section 4A company funded by sales tax revenue to foster local prosperity while maintaining an excellent quality of life and minimizing local taxation. The company aims to assist businesses with a seamless relocation to DeSoto by providing site selection search assistance, competitive incentives, a skilled workforce and a prime location in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Whether your company needs a new commercial office building on I-35, a manufacturing facility on a hill overlooking downtown Dallas, a fulfillment warehouse, or a service-oriented facility, DeSoto is the place to build your business, raise your kids, enjoy life and retire in style. For more information, visit our website at www.dedc.org.
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