The Batavia Industrial Center: The Hatching of the World's First Business Incubator

January 2012
New York History;Winter2012, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p71
Academic Journal
The article discusses the history of the Batavia Industrial Center (BIC), a business incubator located in Batavia, New York. It examines the role of the business-oriented Mancuso family and the company Charles Mancuso & Sons, noting the influence of Joseph Mancuso, who originally leased the BIC building to various tenants. The author comments on services provided to new business enterprises in the BIC to help them develop, including bookkeeping, customer service, and legal advice. The article also notes the opportunity afforded to the Mancuso family when the Massey Harris Company shut down operations in Batavia in the 1950s.


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