Watertower Place in historic downtown Pueblo is providing unique and inspiring spaces designed to foster collaboration and promote ideas for efficient, forward-thinking innovation. Pueblo makes the things that enable Makers to make things. The story of Pueblo, whether it is steel production or meat packing, is about making processes to create great things that impact the world around us. This has been the core narrative for generations of Puebloans and at Watertower Place we are passionate about making Southern Colorado a preferred destination to incubate and grow innovative ideas, products and businesses.
Watertower Place is a home for Southern Colorado based makers, creatives and entrepreneurs to flourish. Our first collaborative platform is the Hans Peter Henschien Center for Creativity & Innovation which is named after the Norwegian architect who designed the original Nuckolls Packing Company in 1916 and is known worldwide for his ‘rational factory’ design.
As a mission driven enterprise, one of our key priorities at Watertower Place is to leverage a robust regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem to encourage the development and commercialization of intellectual property, to support innovators and entrepreneurs, to promote the success and growth of commerce, and to foster sustained regional prosperity.
Watertower Place is proud to become a part of the Southern Colorado Innovation Link (SCIL) which represents a collaborative effort of regional organizations, including Pueblo Corporate College, a division of Pueblo Community College (PCC), Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-P), the Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Startup Pueblo, and a substantial group of regional partners and collaborators. We invite you visit our 'rational factory' in the heart of the Grove in Historic Downtown Pueblo and experience the 'future of the past'.