Our mission

Advancing economic prosperity in rural America through the creation of inclusive tech economy ecosystems that support scalable entrepreneurship and tech job creation.

Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI) is a social impact nonprofit consulting firm with a multi-disciplinary team of strategists, advocates, and capacity builders. 

Our capabilities reflect the depth and breadth of our commitment to serve rural America, and the local leaders there working to advance tech-based economic development. Our work provides critical support to secure funding, develop infrastructure, and implement the programs needed to unlock the potential of rural America. Engagements are often long-term, and evolve as our clients’ needs and priorities change and shift over time. And, like our clients are our partners — we share an optimistic vision for the economic future of their hometowns. 

Our values

Prevailing beliefs and encouraged behaviors