‘This will inspire our young people’: HTC Aspire Hub officially opens in Myrtle Beach

Published: Feb. 17, 2022 at 10:51 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach community showed up in big numbers on Thursday morning to officially welcome a new business to the Arts and Innovation District.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the HTC Aspire Hub, located on Ninth Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Several city leaders attended the event, including Mayor Brenda Bethune.

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“This will be here, this will inspire our young people, our young entrepreneurs for generations to come. It’s a beautiful day,” Bethune said during the grand opening ceremony.

The new HTC Aspire Hub provides a co-work space unlike any other. It’s a new workspace for creativity and ideas to grow in Myrtle Beach, to further support those wanting to launch a small business.

Entrepreneurs and investors can come together to not only talk business but find ways to make an aspiring entrepreneur’s dreams come true.

It’s part of an effort from Myrtle Beach and business leaders to support innovation and economic growth that will benefit communities across the Grand Strand.

Horry County resident Seth Alcorace is already using the hub space. He said this facility meets a need for entrepreneurs, looking to connect with like-minded people launching start-ups.

“Huge, because we’re going to get access to hopefully investors and advisors. It’s something that has been needed here for a while now,” he said.

Jason Greene, who serves as the chair of the city’s Technology Advisory Group, said there’s lots of buzz about the hub. He’s looking forward to seeing more folks pouring into the building on a mission to start an innovative business.

“When your driving traffic into an area like the arts and innovation district of the city of Myrtle Beach, having a place where young aspiring entrepreneurs can come in and be a part of the community as we’re growing and building the support network around entrepreneurship, it’s a really exciting time to be right here,” Greene said.

At HTC Aspire Hub, there are opportunities to rent office space and even signup for co-working. If you are an entrepreneur and even want a little added guidance there is a mentorship program as well.

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