The HUB of East Cleveland
“The HUB” will consist of the following businesses
- East Cleveland Growth Association Offices & SBA 504 Loan Service Center
- The HUB Business Co-op and Incubator
- The HUB Virtual Meeting Center
- The HUB Technology Center
- The HUB Pop-Up Retail Center
- The HUB Amazon Hub
- The HUB UPS/FedEx Shipping Center
- The HUB Video Production Services
East Cleveland Growth Association Offices & SBA 504 Loan Service Center:
The HUB will be the corporate home of the East Cleveland Growth Association and the home of ECGA’s SBA CDC/504 Loan Service Center. The East Cleveland Growth Association is working to become a Certified Development Company (CDC) as designated by the Small Business Administration (SBA). As such, ECGA will have the capacity to provide long-term, fixed-rate financing to small businesses looking to start or grow their businesses in East Cleveland. These new and developing businesses will bring jobs to the community and new income tax revenue to the city. The businesses will also provide new economic revenue streams to the local economy from the goods and services they will provide.
The HUB Business Co-op and Incubator:
Small businesses and startups will be able to lease space to operate their businesses in East Cleveland. ECGA will provide shared services to the tenants of The HUB to help reduce the operation costs of each of the businesses leasing space in The HUB. The cost of leasing space in The HUB will include wi-fi and Internet access, email, and Microsoft 365 including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Tenants will also have access to a shared receptionist and shared conference rooms.
The HUB Virtual Meeting Center:
The HUB will include 10 virtual meeting rooms. People will be able to rent the rooms from 30 minutes to 8 hours. These rooms will include internet access, laptop computers, web cameras, and large video monitors so people will be able to host or attend meetings on any meeting platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and others. People can also rent actual conference rooms to host in-person meetings, or meetings with actual and virtual attendees. There will also be 5 virtual community rooms where residents can come in and do job searches and attend virtual interviews. These rooms will be available at no charge to East Cleveland residents however, they must show proof of residency. Users can sign-up to reserve a room or if rooms are available, people can walk in to use a room. Users with reservations will have first right of refusal over walk-in users in the event of a scheduling conflict.
The HUB Technology Center:
The HUB Technology Center will offer East Cleveland Residents the opportunity to reserve a room to attend online classes or training sessions, complete online courses, and sit for online exams and certifications. These rooms will be available at no charge, to East Cleveland residents, however, they must show proof of residency. Users can sign-up to reserve a room or if rooms are available, people can walk in to use a room. Users with reservations will have first right of refusal over walk-in users in the event of a scheduling conflict.
The HUB Pop-Up Retail Center:
The HUB Pop-Up Retail Center will provide retailers with a short-term opportunity to test a new concept, product, or service. Pop-up retailers can lease space for periods ranging from 1 month to 1 year.
The HUB Amazon Hub:
The Amazon Hub will be a secure location where Amazon customers can safely pick-up Amazon packages or drop-off Amazon packages to be returned. There will also be Amazon lockers. The Amazon lockers will be a self-serve, fully automated kiosk where Amazon customers can pick-up their Amazon packages in a safe secure location. No more worrying about your packages being stolen after they’ve been delivered to your home.
The HUB UPS/FedEx Shipping Center:
Businesses and/or Households will be able to drop off packages to be shipped via UPS or FedEx
The HUB Video Production Services:
The HUB Video Production Services will provide a Green Screen background for businesses of any size to produce still and video content for corporate websites, social media posts, and print and video advertisements.