DRI announces relocation, creation of incubator
Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated (DRI) is moving its offices to the former Rhinelander Office Supply building. According to DRI President Dan Kuzlik DRI currently leases office space at 26 North Brown street, but will relocate to 30 West Davenport street effective April 1.
“This past year an individual donated the building at 30 West Davenport to DRI. Now that our current lease is expiring as of March 31, it seemed prudent to move our offices into a building that we own,” Kuzlik said. “What is also exciting, because of the square footage in the building, we will be able to create a downtown business incubator.”
The incubator would give DRI the opportunity to grow businesses from other communities and help with current recruitment efforts.
“Surrounding counties and municipalities have had success creating business incubators, but no other organization in Oneida County has stepped forward to create a Rhinelander business incubator,” he said, “So DRI is proud to assume that role. We also feel that by filling an empty building on West Davenport Street, we can help stimulate additional business expansion in that area of our historic downtown” said Kuzlik.