Date of Issue: Friday, April 24, 2020
Close Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Contract Period: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit Program is a key component of the Keystone
Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program. The KIZ Program, established in 2003, creates designated geographic zones to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by aligning the combined resources of educational institutions and the private sector.
BLOOMSBURG, PA – The Rural Business Innovation Corporation has received the approval of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development to expand the geographic footprint of the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone. While the existing sub-zones in Danville and Bloomsburg will maintain their boundaries, the sub-zones located in Lewisburg and Selinsgrove received an update and new sub-zones were added to the towns of Berwick, Shamokin and Sunbury. The Greater Susquehanna KIZ brings more options for entrepreneurs and start-ups to set up and grow their businesses in these downtown areas.
RBI has had recent changes to its leadership position. Kelly O’Brien Gavin has stepped down from her position as Executive Director of Rural Business Innovation to pursue a fulltime position as Executive Director of the Berwick Industrial Development Association (BIDA). Her decision was not made lightly.
Join CEO Mark Burke to Celebrate the launch of MYNDDSET
Danville, PA - Leaders of all types of organizations are invited to join this innovative ribbon cutting ceremony for the launch of MYNDDSET, a new local company focused on Organizational Transformation. This event includes interactive activities showcasing how CEO, Mark Burke uses Systems Thinking to help organizations transform and achieve their goals.
Bloomsburg, PA — Rural Business Innovation (RBI) is honored to have had the opportunity to work with Doug Michael, Founder and CEO of Columbia County Bread & Granola since 2010.
Doug Michael started his business as a hobby, and met with RBI and their Executive Director, Kelly O’Brien Gavin, where he decided to go big and begin full-scale production of his 100% sprouted flour-free whole grain bread. Doug also developed a flax seed granola product that is not only healthy but delicious.
Columbia County Bread & Granola has been in the news as well. In the beginning of 2013 the flax seed