Incubator Businesses, Entrepreneurs

opening the door to lifelong learning

StoneGate Arts & Education Center

Robert Williams & Co.

A design firm specializing
in historical restoration

StoneGate Center Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon; afternoons by appointment.

The Heart & Future of the Community

   In support of the City of Bedford’s focus on “building a better Bedford,” StoneGate Center is making offices available for business people interested in launching new small business enterprises in the Lawrence County area.

   Interested entrepreneurs must provide:

  • A business plan:
  • An estimate of the length of their stay;
  • Specific accommodations required;
  • Proof of general business liability insurance;
  • A plan for costs related to phone, internet and electrical usage.
  •  Business owners also should make contact with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC).

   Currently, the StoneGate facility is home to seven business incubators:

  • 5D Analytics, a software service company licensing and commercializing government technologies to optimize planning, scheduling and milestone management;
  • AIMTecs, LLC, A minority, woman-owned small business working as a defense contractor;
  • BD Blackwell Consulting, LLC, Providing support for strategy development and strategic planning, defense business development, leadership development, teaching coaching and regional development initiatives.
  • E3bridge, a company offering drainage solution products for municipal highway departments and contractors in Indiana;
  • RaceFace Graphics, LLC, a graphic design business specializing in the off-road industry, which has a potential market of 8,000 off-road racers.
  • Robert Williams & Co., a design firm specializing in historic restoration;
  •  AP Studio, an art enterprise offering after-school and summer activities for children and group and individual
    lessons for adults and youth;

  • Vercii's Studio, which offers series of adult community art courses, single classes, studio time and private art sessions with aroma therapy.