The Innovation Hub to Undergo Internal Remodeling beginning June 2023 and will reopen in November 2023

Winrock International will upgrade the Innovation Hub’s property to include new office space to accommodate both Winrock and Hub staff while enhancing program offerings and member services.

Winrock International has long supported the Innovation Hub’s mission and vision of improving the lives of Arkansans by inspiring innovation and expanding opportunities, with the two nonprofits first affiliating in 2016. In 2021, Winrock and the Hub announced plans for a full merger, including expanded collaboration, renovation, and upgrades of the Hub’s property in North Little Rock. Plans include the addition of new office space to accommodate staff from Winrock’s U.S. and international programs teams as well as existing Hub staff, while enhancing program offerings and member services.

This transition will require the Hub’s 22,000 square-foot facility in North Little Rock to undergo internal remodeling beginning June 2023 and the Hub will reopen in November 2023. This construction phase will not affect the Hub’s mission of continuing to make an impact on the community this summer as its adult and youth education programming will still be available through the Hub’s Mobile Makerspace program and through community partnerships.

In November 2023, the newly remodeled building will open, and will include the first Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Arkansas and the first solar canopy in downtown North Little Rock, which will bring solar energy to the Hub.