Mayor's Frank G. Jackson Neighborhood Transformation Initiative's inaugural retail incubator, GlenVillage opened January 2020 as part of the Glenville CircleNorth Development at E. 105th and Ashbury. The Incubator is located on the southern end of the development with direct access to a new public plaza that includes outdoor dining area, event space, IKE kiosk with Wi-Fi and a new bus shelter.
GlenVillage provides a physical location to aspiring entrepreneurs to test their business ideas and build their entrepreneurial acumen. By partnering with the Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation the Initiative is able to offer the Incubator tenants below-market rent and subsidized buildout costs. Local partners will provide training and mentorship during the incubation period to help overcome the initial hurdles. After two years of the program, businesses will be encouraged to move into a permanent location, and a new cohort of entrepreneurs will join GlenVillage.