Project Description

Local businesses create local jobs. Spark 560’s mission is to help develop and grow businesses in Southeast Ohio whose new products, services, and opportunities make our region’s economy flourish.
Spark 560, formerly the Muskingum County Business Incubator, was formed in 2004 by business owners, government officials, and educators partnering to help grow and sustain economic activity in Southeast Ohio. Our partnerships create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship, connecting both existing businesses and startup businesses with the tools, skills, networks, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Spark 560 is located on the Zane State College Campus next to our partner, the IDEA Lab, a high tech maker space where inventors and entrepreneurs develop prototypes and build products.
Every great idea, great business, great product or service begins with a Spark. But most new ventures fail in the first 5 years, or 60 months. Spark 560 works with entrepreneurs through that time to bring their spark to life.