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Mission Statement 

“Benefitting people and enterprises through collaboration”

The mission of LaunchSpace, Inc. (LSI) is to support innovative economic development in post-industrial, semi-rural communities by providing opportunities to explore and develop hands-on skills in support of enhanced personal satisfaction, increased employment value, and business incubation to benefit individuals, schools, businesses and the broader community. 

Vision Statement

LaunchSpace, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to innovative economic development in post-industrial, semi-rural communities, has created a makerspace in Orange, Massachusetts to serve the North Quabbin and surrounding community by providing space and equipment for:

  • Creation; Local craftspeople to produce their work, collaborate with other makers, and take classes that teach members and non-members maker based skills.
  • Education; Providing a satellite campus for community colleges to offer employer specific job training certificates and training, “micro”credit courses, and access to higher education online learning.
  • Incubation; Provide support and resources to entrepreneurs launching businesses with a focus on the creative economy.

The makerspace is engaged in the creation of a replicable approach to revitalization of semi-rural, post-industrial communities. The basis of this approach is an integrated, three-tiered set of programs. 


In more detail, these three tiers are:

  • A member-based, multi-skill, collaborative and diverse shop environment providing tools, equipment, education and support to people who want to create and learn skills but don't have the desire, space or means to build a shop of their own;
  • Instruction, both practical and theoretical, for development of a skilled workforce for both increased employment value for individuals, and as a critical part of attracting new employers to the region as well as improving the capabilities of existing employers; and,
  • A business incubator supporting development of the creative economy; specifically, for those who would like to start an arts and/or making-based business but who don't have the capital to invest in a fully equipped shop and storage facility.

This creative and collaborative ecosystem for innovation serves different community stakeholders: makers, artists, unemployed, small businesses, entrepreneurs, remote workers, and other independent professionals. The curated environment of creativity and self-starter energy gives rise to organic networking for entrepreneurs to share ideas and collaborate. More tangibly, the space provides access to resources such as super fast high- speed internet not readily available in this rural area but sorely needed to develop business—especially those in the high tech industries. 


Mission Statement 

“Benefitting people and enterprises through collaboration”

The mission of LaunchSpace, Inc. (LSI) is to support innovative economic development in post-industrial, semi-rural communities by providing opportunities…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Rural Areas

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