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Incubation/Suites & Warehouse Space

(636) 441-6880

Starting & Growing Business

Opened in 1993, the 60,000-square-foot EDC Incubator located on Mid Rivers Mall Drive near St. Charles Community College has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow and become profitable, creating thousands of new jobs and investing in the regional community. Many have graduated to much bigger things, winning regional and national awards and even being listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

The EDC Incubator offers office and warehouse suites, loading docks, month-to-month leases, front desk and lobby, shared services, conference rooms, administrative and technical assistance, and resources to help new start-ups, small and mid-sized companies grow their business to the next level.

As a member of the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA), we strive to provide the innovative and personal assistance entrepreneurs expect and need to succeed in St. Charles County and the St. Louis region.

We look forward to giving you a tour of the EDC Incubator and introducing you to your future peers from among our amazing tenant companies!

For a current tenant directory, click here.

For information about job opportunities with EDC Incubator businesses, click here.

EDC Tenant Benefits

Month-to-Month Leasing Options
EDC lease terms are flexible to meet your needs

Month-to-Month Leasing Options

With our month-to-month lease options, we make it easy for you to open your new office, light manufacturing or warehouse-distribution business in the EDC Incubator. The facility is plug and play and includes high-speed internet so you can set your office and open in one day or less. Contact the EDC at 636-441-6880 for more info.

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EDC Business Counseling
EDC offers free counseling for startup and existing businesses

EDC Business Counseling

The EDC is proud to offer free business counseling on an individual basis or as a group workshop in partnership with the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a collaboration between the Missouri University Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Our counseling and training workshops are geared for new startups as well as existing small and mid-sized companies. Contact the EDC at 636-441-6880 for more info.

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Staff Reception Area
EDC provides front desk services for all our client companies

Staff Reception Area

Don’t worry about hiring your own receptionist, client companies in the EDC Incubator enjoy having a professionally staffed reception area in the main entrance. Our clients also benefit from access to shared printing and postage services as well as an on-site Notary. And conference rooms adjoin the lobby to make it easy for your business to meet with visitors. All at no-extra charge to our client companies! Contact the EDC at 636-441-6880 for more info.

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Access to Conference & Training Rooms
EDC client companies and partners have free access to our conference room

Access to Conference & Training Rooms

Free access to a variety of conference rooms suitable for group sizes from 5 to 50 are available for client companies in the EDC Incubator. Whether you are holding an impromptu meeting, a workshop that needs AV technology, or a networking space with beverages and appetizers, we have a room for you. Contact the EDC at 636-441-6880 for more info.

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What Business Leaders Are Saying:

Mark Tipton
Aspire Software Company
"The EDC was a great partner for us in supporting the challenges of a growing startup with big ideas and limited resources. In the beginning, The Aspire Software Company was growing really quickly. We started out in a single office, and over the course of 3 years expanded to cover 6 or 7 separate offices within the EDC. "
Jennifer Bonacorsi
"We really could not have done it without the EDC. They were perfect for us."