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Montgomery County, PA Community Action Development Commission

Incubator Program

  • Program Status: Open
  • Geared towards those interested in starting their own business.

Office Space for Start-Ups

The goal of the business incubator project is to stimulate entrepreneurs in the successful creation of a new or emerging business by providing them access to low-cost office space.


Tenants of the MERC Incubator are selected from:

  1. The Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) classes with submission of a viable Business Plan or,
  2. Completion of a community business training program in Montgomery County.
  3. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the Director of MERC

Income Guidelines



Considerably well below market rates.  Some fees are determined by the size of the office.


What Does the Program Provide?

Selected tenants are provided furnished office space in the Microenterprise Resouce Center (MERC) where they can conduct administrative duties and have access to the conference room.

Technical assistance is provided on an as-needed basis.

Program Background and Details

The Business Incubator is located within the Micro-Enterprise Resource Center at 1341 Sandy Hill Rd, Norristown, PA. 19401.

The purpose of the Incubator is to create a “safety net” in which new and emerging businesses can operate in a professional setting, and receiving on-going technical assistance to help grow the business.

The Business Incubator will stimulate entrepreneurs in the successful creation of business ownership that can lead to self-sufficiency for themselves and creating jobs for others.