CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority agreed Monday to provide free space at the depot for a business incubator that would be run by the Franklin County Area Development Corporation.
Corporation Executive Director L. Michael Ross, a member of the authority board, asked the authority to provide building space for the proposed incubator, a center to help develop new and small businesses.
"Without the building at no cost, frankly, it doesn't work," said David G. Sciamanna, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and a member of a task force examining the business incubator proposal.
Ross said the group is considering using half of an industrial building at the depot, about 42,000 square feet.
He said an incubator can offer businesses assistance in financing, job training, technical support, accounting and marketing, as well as shared administrative and office services, such as a telephone systems, copiers and fax machines.