New MSU business incubator offers hope for economic recovery

Despite heavy rain, the grand opening of the new business incubator at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park drew a large, prominent crowd on Monday, filling the conference room nearly to capacity.

But as far as office space is concerned, the new 20,000-square-foot building, which will also house operations for silicon carbide manufacturer II-VI Inc., was booked up long ago.

A circulating sea of suits, smiles and handshakes preceded the grand opening, which saw Mississippi State University officials and state representatives from the nation’s capital express their gratitude and extend their support for the new building and the companies it will accommodate.

Commercial Dispatch