Our mission is to put tools and technology in the hands of the community and to make starting a creative business accessible to everyone. Our vision is to inspire and support making as a positive force that enriches the community. Our dream is to help foster the spark, that creative force in people so that they can then project it and put their ideas into the world.
Maker District is first and foremost a makerspace and small business incubator, that will be open to the entire creative community. As a community makerspace, our goal is to serve the traditional hobbyist, tinkerer, maker, inventor, dreamer, and entrepreneur - but also to reach far beyond that to help a greater part of our community that needs a space like this.
Our Founder's vision for this organization and facility includes targeted programming for kids/at-risk youth, veterans, men/women/families in crisis, and the homeless. She believes fully, that equipped with the right tools, training, guidance and structure, having access to a facility like ours will offer a life changing opportunity, giving these individuals the chance to create their dreams. Whether it’s sparking a child’s imagination encouraging them to pursue a STEAM career, an adult making an item to sell in their own store, inventing the next great product and bringing it to market, or receiving training to get a new trade career - sometimes, all it takes is accessibility and knowing that the resource is available to them.
Maker District is preparing to roll out beneficial, revenue generating programming before the opening of its physical makerspace. These programs will allow Maker District to serve the community that needs these resources the most sooner, while providing essential funding needed for the opening of the physical space.