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Grow Hays MicroFactory: Incubating Innovation and Growth

Located just 1.6 miles south of I-70 at Ninth and Commerce Parkway in Hays, the Grow Hays MicroFactory is a 30,000 sq ft incubator designed to support small and startup manufacturing companies. With affordable rental rates, comprehensive facilities, a strategic location, and strong community support, the MicroFactory provides an ideal environment for manufacturers to thrive and expand.

The Grow Hays MicroFactory is a 30,000 sq ft incubator providing affordable, well-equipped spaces and strong community support to help small and startup manufacturers thrive and expand.

Affordable Manufacturing Space

MicroFactory provides affordable, well-below-market-rate rental spaces tailored to meet the needs of small and startup manufacturing companies, ensuring they have every opportunity to succeed and grow.

Comprehensive Facilities and Amenities

The MicroFactory offers all-inclusive rates starting at $8 per sq ft, with office rentals at $500 monthly (reduced if leasing factory floor space). Features include up-to-date and modern amenities!

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Strategic Location and Industrial Zoning

Strategically situated just 1.6 miles from I-70, the MicroFactory is zoned I-1 light industrial, making it an ideal location for manufacturers to establish and grow their operations in a well-connected, industrially zoned area.

Backed by Community and Innovation

The project is funded through a combination of grants and support from the State of Kansas BASE Grant program, The Patterson Family Foundation, Heart of America Development Corporation, the Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, and the Schmidt Foundation, reflecting a strong community and innovative backing.

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Summary of the MicroFactory

The Grow Hays MicroFactory, located 1.6 miles south of I-70 at Ninth and Commerce Parkway in Hays, is a 30,000 sq ft incubator designed to support small and startup manufacturing companies. Offering affordable rental rates well below market prices, the facility is equipped with modern amenities including high ceilings, secure 24/7 access, internet, HD camera systems, a fire sprinkler system, and more. Funded by grants from the State of Kansas BASE Grant program, The Patterson Family Foundation, Heart of America Development Corporation, the Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, and the Schmidt Foundation, the MicroFactory provides a conducive environment for manufacturing businesses to succeed and grow, backed by robust community support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Grow Hays MicroFactory?

The Grow Hays MicroFactory is a 30,000 sq ft incubator located in Hays, Kansas, designed to support small and startup manufacturing companies with affordable rental spaces and comprehensive amenities.

Where is the Grow Hays MicroFactory located?

The MicroFactory is located 1.6 miles south of I-70 at Ninth and Commerce Parkway in Hays, Kansas.

What types of businesses can benefit from the MicroFactory?

The MicroFactory is ideal for small and startup manufacturing companies looking for affordable, well-equipped spaces to grow and expand their operations.

What are the rental rates at the MicroFactory?

All-inclusive rental rates start at $8 per sq ft, with office rentals available at $500 monthly, and reduced rates if leasing factory floor space.

What amenities does the MicroFactory offer?

Amenities include 20 ft. ceilings, 12-foot dock doors, 24/7 secure access, temperature control, internet, HD camera systems, a fire sprinkler system, a concrete parking lot with lighting, a conference room with a webcam, and a breakroom with a refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave.

How is the Grow Hays MicroFactory funded?

The MicroFactory is funded through grants and support from the State of Kansas BASE Grant program, The Patterson Family Foundation, Heart of America Development Corporation, the Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, and the Schmidt Foundation.

What is the zoning classification of the MicroFactory?

The MicroFactory is zoned I-1 light industrial, making it an ideal location for various manufacturing operations.

How can I apply for space at the Grow Hays MicroFactory?

Interested businesses can contact Grow Hays directly to inquire about availability and application procedures for leasing space at the MicroFactory.

What makes the Grow Hays MicroFactory unique?

The MicroFactory offers below-market rental rates, comprehensive amenities, a strategic location near I-70, and strong community and grant support, making it an exceptional environment for small and startup manufacturers to thrive.

 

 

 

Media Coverage for the MicroFactory!

MicroFactory Groundbreaking

Join us as we mark the beginning of a new era for small and startup manufacturers in Hays!

K-State Virtual Walkthrough

Explore our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our comprehensive amenities, and see how we support small and startup manufacturers, all from the comfort of your own home.

KSN's Good Day Kansas Article

Read KSN’s Good Day Kansas article to learn more about the Grow Hays MicroFactory and its impact on local manufacturing and economic growth.

 

 

 

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