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Join our conversation: How technology creates new challenges and opportunities for rural economic development leaders

Economic development is often centered on ensuring that people have access to a livelihood and a local system of support that makes economic prosperity possible. As the role of technology in society and the economy expands, strategies around economic development also need to evolve to make this prosperity possible — especially in communities across rural America.

In this U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded session, we’ll discuss the technology-driven trends that rural economic development leaders need to understand to develop effective strategies, and share case studies illustrating how rural communities are taking advantage of tech-based economic development to drive entrepreneurship and economic prosperity.

This conversation will pull from the reports and case studies created by the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI). Funded by the EDA, this collection of rural resources will help attendees better understand the challenges and opportunities technology creates for economic development leaders.