BLACK RIVER INNOVATION CAMPUS (BRIC)
Springfield was once the center of Vermont’s innovation economy. Today, like many rural places, Springfield has struggled to reinvent itself. Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) and the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) have partnered with other local, state, and national organizations to catalyze Springfield’s transformation to a digital economy with the launch of The Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC). Leveraging the fastest internet speeds in the country (10 gigabit), the BRIC’s aim is to educate and train people in digital skills, employ them in digital economy jobs, and empower them to launch the startups that will continue to drive Springfield’s digital economy.
We have raised $1.4 million to date.
BRIC’s activities are launching this summer and fall.