What does it take for a community to attract or support entrepreneurs in starting a new business? Perhaps part of the equation is a willing investor who sees value in your community, offers of community and State incentives, and availability of capital? The Vogue Theatre, Iron Fish Distillery, and Blue Fish Restaurant are all ones that AES helped in all three ways.
AES assisted Springdale Township, home of the Iron Fish Distillery, in creating a special assessment district and creating tax abatements to support the opening of this innovative agribusiness. Iron Fish now employs 11 or so employees and is becoming known far and wide as a place to experience their unique product. The Vogue Theatre is the poster business for rehabilitating an old beloved community theatre.