Coming August 2017
Since Gravity Building’s conception 15 years ago, founder Jimi Allen had a vision to create a space, driven by affordable, top-of-the-line marketing services, where small businesses can eliminate their overhead, allowing rapid growth for them, and an economic revitalization for an underdeveloped community.
Modeling similar business concepts such as Costco, Starbucks and FedEx Kinko’s, Gravity Building, essentially, “wholesales” the service of integrated marketing. But that’s only the beginning.
Today’s start-ups and entrepreneurs face a lot of the same obstacles and pain points. From financial hardships to branding & marketing challenges and beyond, entrepreneurs struggle to keep momentum and inspiration. Many companies die because people just give up. Gravity Building nurtures the entrepreneur in ways never seen. For the first time, business owners and entrepreneurs can operate out of a top-shelf facility, paying virtually nothing for rent, allowing their companies to grow more quickly and with greater focus than they would have otherwise. That’s because everyone has access to resources, advisors, opportunities and, not least, to each other.
Its vision statement is “Gravity builds communities.” Gravity Building is literally a building. But within the building, its members and employees are building ideas, knowledge, expertise, content…and they’re having fun doing it…together. Gravity Building is a community within a community.
When this model proves to be successful in a second city like Aurora, Illinois, the ultimate goal is to take other underutilized, underdeveloped, forgotten metropolitan areas all around the country, and bring them back to life.