efactory explores expansion opportunities

The entrepreneurship center is exploring a plan to add new private offices, conference rooms, and training space

We just keep growing

In case you haven’t heard, there are lots of good things happening around here. Our private offices have been fully occupied for almost two years, we’re home to nearly a dozen user groups, Cohort 4 is in full swing, and our training calendar is jam-packed.

What’s a center to do when things show no sign of slowing down? In our case, there’s only one place to go. Up!

Our expansion

The efactory is excited to be exploring plans to expand into the second floor of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

Today the building’s second floor is home to classrooms and labs for Missouri State University’s cooperative engineering program. Those civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering students may soon be joined by efactory clients. We’re currently exploring a plan to expand into 16,000 square feet of unfinished space upstairs.

Potential expansion activity includes the addition of new private offices and conference rooms on the second floor in addition to a collaboration and flex space on the building’s mezzanine level. We’ve been making the space work for events like the Pitch Contest and Demo Day, but we’re hopeful it won’t be an unfinished concrete room for long.

Investing in IDEA Commons

We’re proud to be a Missouri State University program and part of the IDEA Commons District.

The efactory’s upstairs expansion is only one of several exciting projects currently under consideration in the district. Missouri State University has plans in place to renovate and expand the Jordan Valley Innovation Center. The university is also exploring options to develop the land that sits south of JVIC and west of the efactory.