Founded in 2018

Architects of the Rural Renaissance Project vision are Connect the Grey’s Founder, Janie Hanson, originally of Frost, Minnesota (population 199), and StatFutures’ Co-Founder, Deanna Lahre, originally of Windfall, Indiana (population 708).

Founders are both from farming communities, with finance degrees from top business schools, and professional backgrounds in trade, utility-scale energy development, project finance, enterprise risk management, software development, and art gallery and restaurant management.

The development team includes experienced professionals across the U.S. including Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Texas, and more.

Connect the Grey is providing management support during the launch of Rural Renaissance Project.