PITTSYLVANIA CO., Va. -

People looking to start up a new business will soon have more room in Pittsylvania County.

The Dan River Business Development Center is working to raise money to renovate.

The director says the building doesn't meet the needs of start up manufacturing businesses.

It operates as a business incubator and is filled mostly with office space.

The county board of supervisors approved 25 thousand dollars to help pay for the 200 thousand dollar project.

"It will convert space so it's more efficient and effective to use. We definitely need industrial bay space. We're 100 percent occupied, we have been for the last two and a half years," said Ralph Hogg, the Operations Director at the center.

Danville is also expected to help pay for the renovations that include new lab space, upgraded heat and air-conditioning units, and new restrooms.