Food Incubator Analysis for The Montgomery County Business Development Center (2016-2017)


BJH Advisors (BJH) worked with a food industry expert and planning and design firm to analyze the feasibility of, and develop a preliminary concept for a culinary incubator in the City of Amsterdam, New York and the Montgomery County Business Development Center.  The team outlined a concept for a non-profit incubator in the Southside neighborhood that will respond to community needs, create jobs, and attract locals and visitors.  The incubator concept includes two kitchens, a food hall, a retail shop, a multi-purpose event space, an outdoor farmers’ market, a teaching garden, and a seating area.  BJH conducted analyses of demographic, economic, and real estate market conditions; retail leakage for selected industries; and benchmark case studies for similar tourism/destination-based demand food concepts.