A thriving creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, contributes to the economic prosperity and quality of life of McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley. Our creative sector is strengthened with capacity-building services provided by the art, business, creative communities, while business professionals learn new approaches to creativity, leadership and innovation by working with the creative sector.
The McAllen Creative Incubator (MCA2) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the art, business, creative communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. MCA2, with the support of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the art, business, and creative communities.
About Our Building
The 1960s building (Old McAllen Library) located at Main street and Fir Avenue has been renovated by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and City of McAllen’s Arts + Public Life initiative envisioned by local artists, the Arts Incubator is a space for art studios, arts education, community-based arts projects, as well as exhibitions, performances, and talks.
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In 2014, with the City of McAllen, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce launched TechPlace, the first open collaboration space in the Rio Grande Valley. TechPlace comprises the entire third floor of the McAllen Creative Incubator.
TechPlace provides 2,500 square feet of collaboration space where app developers, software developers, tech startups, programmers, coders and college students can connect with one another in a comfortable, ergonomically pleasing office setting.
TechPlace is the home for Wayland Baptist University, Code RGV and others. Find out more at www.TechplaceMcAllen.com