TRIP Newsletter

Winter 2019 Newsletter

As an engine for innovation, business development, and regional growth, the end game for any TRIP program is for the project to develop into a self-sustaining entity that supports the region.TRIP counts RD86 as one such project. What started as Cultivator Kitchen at the end of 2017, with a plan to serve the region as a restaurant incubator program, has evolved in its first year into a diversified hospitality company that works as an applied learning platform to train hospitality professionals throughout the region.


January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year to everyone. 2018 was a year of growth, innovation, and launches for the programs under the TRIP umbrella, and we were excited to end the year on a great note. In 2018 we saw the launch of the Naval & Maritime Consortium, the monthly Innovators Circle, and countless other projects and programs to help grow the economic opportunities in our region. We have formed great partnerships with our cities, towns, business leaders and community representatives,and have begun to establish TRIP as a national regional collaborative and economic…


Fall 2018 Newsletter

TRIP has experienced incredible growth in its first year, with our collaborative, industry driving programs hard at work to build a business environment that fosters innovation and drives new ideas and partnerships in Southeastern Connecticut. We are beginning to experience the fruits of our labor as we receive responses to year two funding and see our programs grow as resources in the community…



Summer 2018 Newsletter

The unprecedented success that TRIP has fostered and maintained in this past year has been enormous. The vision of providing support and developing an ecosystem of authentic innovation, collaboration, and diverse partnerships has resulted in a reality full of new ideas that leverage and enhance all that is unique about the Thames River region…