Incourage recognized by Invest in Wisconsin
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Incourage has received a 2019 Distinguished Foundation Partnership award from Invest in Wisconsin for its support of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and place-based investing in central Wisconsin’s rural communities.
Invest in Wisconsin provides access to economic opportunities and resources for low income individuals, minority-owned organizations, and businesses throughout Wisconsin. Incourage invests in Community Assets for People (CAfP), Forward Community Investments (FCI), and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).
“Incourage, under the stewardship of Kelly Ryan, has been a statewide and national leader, investing in CDFIs as a means of responding to critical local issues, including entrepreneurship and small business growth, access to fresh foods and safe childcare, and the development of affordable housing,” said Salli Martyniak, president, Forward Community Investments.
The award was presented April 16 during CDFI Days in Madison. Incourage CEO Kelly Ryan and CFO Dawn Neuman accepted the award.
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