The special business section of the Register Guard, The Blue Chip, recently featured RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network located in Eugene and Corvallis.
RAIN is an Oregon consortium of government, higher education, and the business community. RAIN was founded by Governor John Kitzhaber’s Regional Solutions network and funded by the 77th Oregon State Legislative Assembly to advance the formation of high-growth innovative startup companies throughout the South Willamette Valley.
In coordination with the cities of Corvallis and Eugene, as well as communities throughout the region, RAIN is partnered with two accelerators to create a collaborative environment to assist entrepreneurs in establishing viable companies that generate jobs, wealth and opportunities for the region. RAIN Corvallis is served by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator. The RAIN Eugene Accelerator is a partnership between the University of Oregon and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce.