As the newest partner of the eFactory, The Arc is supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in southwest Missouri. The Arc believes this partnership will spread the importance of inclusion in the workforce and be a resource to entrepreneurs.
Known as a hub for innovation, the eFactory provides entrepreneurs the resources they need to be successful. The eFactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve as a one-stop shop for small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout southwest Missouri. Today, the eFactory covers all the bases- everything from office space to growing companies to custom trainings for established businesses.
“We are the front door of entrepreneurship,” stated Rachel Anderson, director for the eFactory. “If you have an idea, or if you’re already in business and you need help growing your business, come here, and we can help you out.”
Professional and leadership trainings will be provided to staff through this partnership, as well as conference room use and coworking space. The Arc’s Training Department will lead this partnership with innovative ideas and collaborations.
“We cannot begin to express how excited and grateful we are for the networking and growth opportunities this partnership will provide to our staff and to the individuals supported here at The Arc of the Ozarks,” stated Candece Hite, leadership and development coordinator for The Arc of the Ozarks. “Beyond that, we are thrilled for the awareness this will bring to our mission as well as the community our staff work so passionately to support daily.”