Small Business Innovation Grant
Since its inception in 2011, RISE has served over 240 local entrepreneurs across many stages of development and industries. The top industries served by RISE are Food & Beverage, Retail, Consumer Services, and Tourism, Art & Entertainment. The ongoing 2019–20 pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began to impact Ohio in March 2020 and the implications were felt for businesses almost immediately. The RISE Small Business Innovation Grant program is designed in response to this pandemic.