Reprinted from Phoenix Business Journal 10/25/13
Tempe business incubator MAC6 debuted its Park Lane Conscious Manufacturing Facility in Tempe Thursday night, and organizers are calling it the only manufacturing incubator in the country.
MAC6 also announced it was accepting applications for the second round of its incubation program at its original Tempe space about a mile away. The incubator also said it was seeking tenants for up to 21 desks for its new conscious workspace at the original incubator.
The new 38,000-square-foot manufacturing building is an industrial launch pad for early-stage Arizona-based manufacturing startups that embrace the Core Tenets Of Conscious Capitalism:
. The startups are given a place to initiate their manufacturing operations prior to making longer-term lease arrangements elsewhere.
Twelve startups are based out of the facility, including Endless Entertainment, which provided the party atmosphere with music, fog, stage and lights for the grand opening that brought out hundreds of people.
The incubator is a community partnership between MAC6, Arizona State University, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona chapter of Conscious Capitalism, an emerging form of capitalism that leverages positive social change into a long-term competitive advantage.