WKU Center for Research and Development

By Lauren Hanson | 

The old Bowling Green Mall is receiving new life as tenants occupy Western's Center for Research and Development.

The center currently houses 11 tenants and it's also where Western's Applied Physics Institute is located.

The business accelerator helps small businesses get their feet off of the ground and local and state officials hope this will help keep more companies in the area.

Two new tenants have signed leases and are preparing to move their businesses into the incubator, which will bring the total to 13.