About Us

Our mission

Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Inc., works to stimulate economic growth through entrepreneurial development, serving primarily entrepreneurs of color and low-to-moderate-income individuals. To achieve this mission, the Enterprise Center recruits, trains and nurtures entrepreneurial talent to fuel growth, create wealth and encourage reinvestment in traditionally underserved communities.

Since opening our doors in 2003, the Beaver Street Enterprise Center has:
  • Helped launch more than 200 new businesses
  • Created more than 2000 new jobs
  • Generated more than $300 million in economic impact
  • Was voted Business Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubator Association in 2010
  • Produced companies that are included on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing businesses in America

Beaver Street Enterprise Center is located in a federally designated HUBZone, providing significant advantages to qualifying companies.

In 2016, Beaver Street opened its second building at 728 Blanche Street, just across the street from Beaver Street I. The new building is intended to spur even greater economic activity in our corridor of Jacksonville, and is open for lease to businesses at any stage of their development, not just start-ups.

Lease rates range from $200 a month to $2,747 for a suite of offices totaling 2,800 square feet. Tenants have access to a spacious board room, event hall, conference rooms, break rooms and copy center for no additional common-area fees, and benefit from extensive training opportunities and mentoring to help their businesses succeed. Our Executive Director is Terrance Brisbane. Our Office Manager is Alexis Edmonds. Stop in for a tour of available space or feel free to contact us by email or phone: 906-265-4700.

Without BSEC I don’t know if my company would be as successful as it is today. They helped me move my company from my dorm room into a coworking space and 5 years later my business is still booming!

Jon Hart

Hart SEO

I went through BSEC to get to where I am now. I want to give a huge thank you and appreciation to Beaver Street Enterprise Center; Beaver Street pushed me to succeed.

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Lee Livingston

Rehobeth Soul Food Restaurant & Catering

This program helped me tap into people and agencies that were willing to assist us. And listening to the other small business participants—you never know when you’re going to pick up a chunk of information and have an ‘Aha!’ moment. I am just grateful and thankful that I was accepted into the program

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Carolyn Meekins-Jenkins

Meekins Senior Shuttle

I’ve stayed in business and business is picking up. I’m surviving. This program is important. It helps so much.

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Sarah Calvin

S&L Fashion Loft and Salon