The Boerne incubator program – known as Das Greenhaus – was granted $500,000 in funding from the Kendall County Commissioner’s Court late last month in a split vote, and the money was handed down with some objection from commissioners.
The incubator program is set to foster small, entrepreneurial business startups to grow smaller startup businesses in the area, creating jobs and loyal, community-focused companies, information stated. The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation and the Boerne Kendall County Angel Network are working to start a nonprofit incubator to help businesses grow in their early days. Several of the community leaders working to start the new nonprofit initially requested $750,000 from the commissioners’ American Rescue Plan Act funds.
The ARPA was signed by President Joe Biden last March, and the county is set to receive just over $9 million spread out over three years.