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Southeast MO State offers students unique entrepreneurial experience

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

You may have noticed a new storefront lining Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Catapult Creative House is what Southeast Missouri State University is calling a creative arts and industries incubator.

The space offers unique opportunities for students to become entrepreneurs.

Officials say the plans have been in the works for four years.

But when things finally started to fall together, they came together fast.

Now as students are preparing for finals, they're also exploring this new space at their disposal.

There's a retail store, gallery, beverage bar and letter press just to name a few.

And all these resources are here for the public as well.

"So it's very unique because it's for the students but it's also for the community members." said Operations Manager Leah Powers. "So community members can come in they can purchase, they can create product to sell in the store, they could apply to put their pieces on display in the gallery space. They can also apply to use the letter press. So it's very connecting the community to the students. Connecting the students to business."

It's location was strategic as well.

Powers said the building is surrounded by local businesses, providing an opportunity for students to see how it's done and connect with those who have gone before them.

Hours are limited right now.

They're just open Thursday through Saturday from 11-4.

Look for that to change coming May 19.

Then they'll expand to Tuesday through Saturday from 9-4.

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