Venture Capital Does Not Venture Into the Midwest

March 19, 2019

AOL’s co-founder Steve Case is searching for the next big investment in places where venture capitalists by and large ignore. In his 35-ft big red bus, Case is scouring the middle of the U.S. with his $150 million “Rise of the Rest” fund, a money stream meant to flow to entrepreneurs in small to mid-size cities like Indianapolis, Detroit, and Birmingham. The goal is to jump start local economies, giving entrepreneurs often overlooked by traditional investors a shot at capital. Case has visited 38 cities and 26 states so far.

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"WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's multimodal transportation system. In addition to building and maintaining the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.

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