The new home for the Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC) is a just-opened Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (ELLC) that encompasses the BSU Entrepreneurship Academy. MWBC was on hand for the ribbon cutting. A hub for entrepreneurship, the ELLC is the first of its kind to have a Business Innovation Center at a historically Black university in Maryland. Located at the entrance to Bowie State University, the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community, the BIC, and the Academy create a new hub for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that leverages BSU academic and co-curricular programs, business partners and the broader community.

The $42 million, six-story mixed-use facility has a residential community for 557 students, spaces for collaborative learning and an active entrepreneurship center. According to BIC leaders, entrepreneurship can lead to prosperity that impacts future generations, making it an especially life-altering path for historically marginalized populations. MWBC’s Prince George’s County office is also in the ELLC as it remains co-located with the BIC.