Radically Rural biotech: Why and how rural biotech can compete with urban hubs
Wednesday, March 13 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Join this discussion to hear why we think rural can compete with urban when it comes to biotech and what we’re doing to make that possible. Radically Rural’s founding organization, Hannah Grimes is expanding its national programming to focus on rural biotech. Hear from Hannah Grimes’s Angela Snow and Alison Chisolm about launching Radically Rural biotech (RRb), a national rural biotech network. Five founding partners from KY, ME, NH, NM and OH gathered at the 2023 RR Summit and have been working together since.
We’re eager to involve more rural communities and organizations in this network, join this conversation to see if you’d like to be a part, or pass it along to someone you know.
Employee Ownership: The Key to Rural Business Survival
Wednesday, May 8 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Too many business owners don’t have a realistic plan for how to exit their business, earn a decent retirement income, and preserve the legacy they’ve built and the jobs they’ve created. They don’t understand their options and don’t have time to figure it out on their own. Because of this, they wait until they are ready to retire before they think about how to exit their business, and liquidation and closure becomes the default option. Unfortunately, this option shortchanges the owner and results in lost jobs and economic assets for our communities.
At this roundtable with the Cooperative Development Institute, we will discuss the options available to business owners and how we can support employee ownership in our rural communities to sustain our local economies and support entrepreneurs.