Since the opening of CI Works (formerly Chestnut Innovation Center), here at the beginning of September, 10 companies have become tenants, occupying almost 60 percent of the 52,000-square-foot building, once occupied by ARC Technologies.
Since the opening of TCI Works (formerly Chestnut Innovation Center), here at the beginning of September, 10 companies have become tenants, occupying almost 60 percent of the 52,000-square-foot building, once occupied by ARC Technologies.
Rather than leaving another empty mill building, Dan Healey, CEO of ARC Technologies, developed a partnership with the Center to bring additional companies and more than 50 jobs to Amesbury in the past month.
Amesbury Mayor Ken Gray, a strong supporter of the Center, said, “The Innovation Center is bringing businesses and jobs to Amesbury and creating great value for the community. CI Works is another important example of a business that values Amesbury’s new business-friendly approach to economic development, and we are proud to welcome them.”
Melissa Cerasuolo, president of the Amesbury Chamber, who is working closely with the Center, praised the Center for its “collaborative cross-business cooperation in the industrial sector that the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce strives for.”
CI Works has focused on providing a collaborative infrastructure and innovation framework supporting businesses connecting with other businesses and contributing to economic growth in the greater Amesbury region.
The collaborative and supportive environment in Amesbury, both from City government and cooperation from area businesses, has provided a welcome change for us than we experienced previously in Newburyport, according to Bob OBrien, president of the CleanTech Center.
The companies now operating out of the Innovation Center are Core Athletics, Fling Golf, Patriot Vending, REF, The Passionate Change Leader, Wire Techniques, Hedgehog Design, Total Packaging, AMRESS and Cenostar.