The Ground Floor – Sponsor
We are excited that The Ground Floor in Meridian, Idaho is a sponsor for StartupWeekend Idaho. The Ground Floor Business Incubator is housed in a Historic Downtown Meridian building built in 1913. Due to a fire, the existing commercial business vacated the property. As the owners began repair and construction, the Meridian Development Corporation (the urban renewal agency for Downtown Meridian) was approached about a potential partnership designed to meet one of the urban renewal goals: job creation. The re-purposing of a historical building in the downtown core is helping to lead efforts to create a vibrant destination to live, work and play. By creating this space in Downtown Meridian, the MDC is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability while providing a new future for Downtown. In partnership with Cisco systems, the technology is designed to meet the needs of future growing businesses. All of the Herman Miller furniture and fixtures are constructed with “Cradle to Cradle” materials, welcoming comfort while working in harmony with the environment. Other healthy components of the space are carpet certified by Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus certification for volatile organic compound emissions, low VOC paints and natural day-lighting to all interior workstations.