KIC to close its doors

     The Ketchum Innovation Center will be closing its doors on April 3, following six years of facilitating economic growth in the Wood River Valley.

     According to a press release from Executive Director Christy Anna Gerber, the organization will close when its lease ends at the beginning of April.

     “It has been a pleasure serving our community and meeting so many talented people,” Gerber said in the press release. “We have so many incredible professionals in our area and it was amazing to see people come together to network, support each other, spark creativity and innovate collectively to make our local economy more diverse and robust.”

     During the last year and a half, KIC held over 60 free events and staff members held over 270 one-on-one consultative meetings with entrepreneurs, according to the press release.

     “I am sad to see KIC close its doors as it’s shown itself to be a great connector throughout the valley,” Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw said in the press release. “I am happy to see that private operators have stepped in to provide the space and services that KIC had originated. It is now time to allocate public dollars towards infrastructure and other municipal services that will support our residents, businesses and visitors.”

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