I am extremely interested in starting a Fab Lab in a city that I will be moving to in about May 2019. I’ve been though a lot of the information about costs for machines, materials, computers, and other equipment, but I didn’t see much information about getting the initial funding (which didn’t surprise me since they are all over the world!).
Since I’m in the USA, I was wondering if anyone has experience with contacting local government / agencies (i.e. The Chamber of Commerce, or the City) to help start with the initial costs. I will probably need to take out a loan, I assume that I should first create an LLC and get the loan through the new company? I also plan the company being a 501 ©(3).
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!