~  Facts/Stats about Business Incubation derived from the National Business Incubation Association:

  • Historically, National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.
  • NBIA members have reported that 84 percent of incubator graduates stay in their communities and continue to provide a return to their investors.
  • 1,275 business incubation programs were operating in North America in May 2012
  • NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more than $17 billion.
  • NBIA estimates that North American incubator client and graduate companies have in total created about half a million jobs since 1980. That is enough jobs to employ every person living in Denver, Colo.
  • Every 50 jobs created by an incubator client generate approximately 25 more jobs in the same community.
  • Publicly supported incubators create jobs at a cost of about $1,100 each, whereas other publicly supported job creation mechanisms cost more than $10,000 per job created.

Current Results From The UCFBIP Clients:

See the UCFBIP Impact Report published January 2012: http://www.incubator.ucf.edu/aboutus/impact_reports.html

Questions regarding the UCFBIP – give us a call at 407-882-1577, or send us an email: incubator@ucf.edu