Comcast RISE Empowers Small Businesses in Southern Colorado

Comcast’s RISE program aims to uplift small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a lifeline through comprehensive grant packages. In Southern Colorado, 100 businesses will receive these valuable resources, including a $5,000 monetary grant, business coaching sessions, educational resources, creative production services, and technology makeovers.

J.D. Keller, senior vice president of Comcast’s Mountain West Region, emphasized the company’s commitment to ‘supporting and empowering small businesses in our communities.’ Pueblo Mayor Heather Graham echoed this sentiment, stating that ‘through dedicated support and investments like the Comcast RISE program, entrepreneurs are empowered to grow their businesses.’

The grant packages will provide a range of resources to help small businesses thrive. In addition to the monetary grant, recipients will receive a general business assessment and coaching, access to online entrepreneurship courses and learning modules, turnkey production of a 30-second TV commercial with a media strategy consultation, and computer equipment with internet, voice, and cybersecurity services for 12 months.

Applications for the grant packages will be open from May 1 through May 31 at The program is part of Comcast’s broader ‘Project UP,’ a $1 billion commitment to advancing digital equity through initiatives that connect people to the internet, promote economic mobility, and open doors for innovators and entrepreneurs.

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