About Us

Our Story
Our Statement
Our Staff

OUR STORY

The Urban Hub, formerly the T2 Accelerator, is professionally managed by the Startup Hub as part of the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Economic Development arm. This space continues to play an integral role in the solution to Green Bay’s Economic Development Strategic Plan. The Urban Hub focuses on the following initiatives from this plan:

3. Recruit new businesses and investments
5. Attract, retain and develop talent
6. Accelerate downtown & urban development
7. Build a robust ecosystem for innovation & entrepreneurship
9. Elevate the role of events & conferences
10. Ensure diversity & inclusiveness

Located in downtown Green Bay, on the campus of the former Larsen Green, the Urban Hub and The Railyard Innovation District stand as a testament to the next steps of the economy and our community. As the fiber hub of downtown Green Bay, we have been named “the fastest internet in town” bringing connectivity to members and area business on a whole new level.

OUR STATEMENT

The Urban Hub is an extension of the Startup Hub, managed by the Greater Green Bay Chamber. The space offers a modern co-working and event meeting space for entrepreneurs and remote workers. Corporate clients can tap into its bright, industrial vibe in the heart of the downtown for:

One of the best things about the professionally managed Urban Hub is the flexibility to co-work your way.

Ron Franklin Hub Manager

Ron Franklin is the Hub manager for the Startup Hub and Urban Hub, a part of the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s economic development team. A true entrepreneur himself, he has more than 20 years of business management experience creating and implementing change management strategies, developing and launching business as well as ecommerce development. In his current role, he is responsible for the rebranding efforts, growth and marketing for all items related to the Startup and Urban Hubs. In addition to the Hub management, Ron is responsible for the expansion of the services offered by the Hubs to better help regional entrepreneurs. Franklin earned is his bachelor of international business, marketing and management degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast – Australia.