Start a Business

If you’re an entrepreneur or looking to start a new business, the Greater Waco Chamber's Economic Development team has the resources and contacts you need. Our team works to procure resources for your business, from incentives and properties to locating potential employees.

We also work to develop the Greater Waco area as a hub for start-up activity by working with our partners to place entrepreneurs into a seamless next level entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Start Up Waco

The Greater Waco Chamber partners with Start Up Waco. Start Up Waco strives to lead the region’s entrepreneurial support efforts and elevate Central Texas as a hub for business innovation. The organization fosters new economic development by connecting entrepreneurs and business owners with a variety of resources, experts and community members.

McLennan SBDC

The goal of the Small Business Development Center is to connect small businesses and entrepreneurs with the ideas, people, services and resources needed to succeed in McLennan, Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, and Johnson Counties. The SBDC offers technical assistance, business mentoring, training, and resources for all stages of small business. Services are free and confidential, and affordable training is also offered. 

Top Tier Research University

Baylor University is a Research 1 university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2012, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative to further the economic development of the region. BRIC provides researchers, industry/business clients, and area institutions and organizations with over 300,000 sq. ft. of research, industry, business, workforce and outreach space and encourages interdisciplinary research. Innovators, industries and entrepreneurs have on-site access to the resources needed to move ideas from the lab to the marketplace. 

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Start a Business
Kris Collins
Senior Vice President Economic Development
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