Press Release

CORI Innovation Fund makes Opportunity Zone investment in Voi, Inc.

Press Release Contact: Aidan Calvelli, 802-436-4100, aidan.calvelli@ruralinnovation.us For Immediate Release February 27, 2020 CORI Innovation Fund makes Opportunity Zone investment in Voi, Inc. Voi has also received an SBIR Phase II contract from the U.S. Air Force Springfield, VT — The CORI Innovation Fund (CIF) today announced an investment in Voi, Inc, a leader in…

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Center on Rural Innovation Selected to Join Portfolio of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Contact: Aidan Calvelli, 802-436-4100 aidan.calvelli@ruralinnovation.us For Immediate Release January 21, 2020 DRK Foundation to Provide Strategic and Financial Support for CORI’s Mission Hartland, VT—The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) is excited to announce that it has been selected to join the portfolio of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. CORI’s selection comes as part of DRK’s…

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CORI Innovation Fund selects Proximity as its first Opportunity Zone investment

Press Release Contact: Aidan Calvelli, 802-436-4100, aidan.calvelli@ruralinnovation.us For Immediate Release January 14, 2020 Proximity Space, a global leader in connecting and enabling coworking, becomes first CORI Innovation Fund portfolio company Hartland, VT — CORI Innovation Fund (CIF) closed on its first investment: Proximity Space, Inc., a fast-growing software business based in Montrose, CO that creates…

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10 Communities Selected to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative to Catalyze Digital Economy Job Growth in Small Town America

Contact: Aidan Calvelli, 802-436-4100, aidan.calvelli@ruralinnovation.us For Immediate Release January 10, 2020 10 Communities Selected to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative to Catalyze Digital Economy Job Growth in Small Town America Communities Will Receive EDA-Funded Technical Assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. to Kickstart Entrepreneurship and Tech-Powered Job Creation Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI) today…

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Center on Rural Innovation Unveils the Rural Opportunity Map: a Unique, Data-Driven Framework to Foster Economic Success in Small Towns

New Mapping Tool Will Enable Diverse Stakeholders to Gain Insights Easily, Helping Them Take More Impactful Action to Encourage Rural Prosperity Today, at The Opportunity Project Demo Day and Summit at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland, the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) launched the Rural Opportunity Map, a suite of data visualization and…

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Center on Rural Innovation Launching Opportunity Zone Fund Focused on Rural Operating Businesses

Center on Rural Innovation Launching Opportunity Zone Fund Focused on Rural Operating Businesses The CORI Innovation Fund will support communities across the United States by investing in the growth of technology-enabled businesses The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) today announced that it will establish a qualified opportunity zone fund called the CORI Innovation Fund to…

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Three Rural Innovation Initiative Participants Selected to Receive Highly Competitive U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge Grant

Three Rural Innovation Initiative Participants Selected to Receive Highly Competitive U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge Grants Federal Grants and Matching Dollars Represent a Combined $5.3 Million New Investment in Rural Innovation Hubs Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI), today congratulated three communities on securing i6 Challenge grants via the U.S. Economic Development…

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PRESS RELEASE: Black River Innovation Campus, the Center on Rural Innovation, and Flatiron School Collaborate on Tech Training Program for Greater Springfield Region Residents 

Local residents can access Flatiron School’s Income Share Agreements, which align tuition payments with post-program income  The Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC), the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and Flatiron School, a global school that specializes in teaching tech skills such as Software Engineering, Data Science and UX/UI Design, today announced a collaboration aimed at…

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PRESS RELEASE: Following a Competitive Nationwide Search, Nine Communities Selected to Participate in the First Round of the Rural Innovation Initiative

Communities Will Receive EDA-Funded Technical Assistance as they Build Innovation Hub Strategies and Create Digital Economy Jobs The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and its sister organization, Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI), today announced the first cohort of communities selected to participate in the Rural Innovation Initiative, a new program supporting rural communities working to…

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