A center with inexpensive office space, meeting/training rooms, equipment and technical support to help startups and small businesses grow and “graduate” to their own offices.
3,200 square feet at 70 Main St. in Warrenton.
County government, George Mason University and possibly chambers of commerce.
• Operating costs:
Estimated $123,430* in first year, rising to $158,240, when it would generate surplus revenue.
Mason Enterprise Center employee, earning $70,000 salary, included in operating costs.
• Up-front costs:
Estimated at $63,500* for furniture, AV equipment, phones, network equipment, etc. Excludes real estate.
About $4,500 a month.
Rests with board of supervisors Dec. 12.
• Other centers:
Mason has business incubators in Fairfax, Leesburg, Prince William and Springfield.
• Website: http://www.masonenterprisecenter.org
* = Estimates based on planning for a larger center. No updated figures available.