Where do we go from here? The world is changing more quickly than ever. Innovation is needed across the spectrum of business, politics, charitable work, economic development, and communication. Quite frankly, everyone should be questioning who they are, what they do and how they do it. CRI is no exception. It’s actually why we recently changed our name. We like spending our time innovating both our own projects and helping others do the same.
Immediately on our horizon, we are helping a Silicon Valley company establish a data center in rural Louisiana. It’s in the best interest of both parties. Silicon Valley will have access to data they might not otherwise get and rural Louisiana gets more exposure to the technologies of the future.
We have begun outlining the establishment of a sports and academic center that will advance both academic excellence and athletic excellence, recognizing those ideals should not be mutually exclusive. We will use the creativity we honed in the charter school movement to develop a model that is more modern, more tangible and one targeted for the next generation of athletes, students, and neighbors. We will address contemporary issues through positive interactions and shared experiences.
We are also starting a fund specifically to assist small and medium-sized companies that are struggling and at risk of going out of business following the challenges presented by Covid-19. Furthermore, we will use community leadership to direct us toward opportunities neighborhood by neighborhood. We will apply not only our capital to help, but we will create resources that can provide the continued guidance necessary for success. CRI will certainly try to make money along the way, but that won’t drive our decisions regarding which projects to take on. Our goal is to find areas that need innovation. And as we see it, there are no limits.