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The Rural Edge: Small Town, Wide Network

September 9, 2020

Often, as rural people, we underestimate our talent, or have imposter syndrome. We think there’s not a space for a rural entrepreneur or a small business, or no opportunity to scale. But when we’re persistent, when we actively build a community of people who can help strengthen and grow and fine tune a brand, we can succeed, it may take time, but I do believe it is possible.

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Are we witnessing a Great Tech Migration?

September 1, 2020

Since even before the Great Recession, innovation jobs have concentrated ever more heavily in just a handful of superstar cities. Many people have long assumed that if they wanted to work in tech, they would have to live in a dense urban area where HQ was located.

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The Rural Edge: Proximity is (remotely) bringing people together

August 11, 2020

And while Proximity now has a national reach, they never lost their rural roots. Founded in Montrose, Colorado, (a community with a population of 19,000), about 65% of the spaces in Proximity’s network are rural.

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The Rural Edge: An online “SHRPA” for local tourism

July 14, 2020

Our conversation touched on the importance of mentorship and community in rural entrepreneurship, and how drawing attention to the special parts of rural communities can help people see the value in place.

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Report: Higher ed’s key role in rural innovation ecosystems

June 17, 2020

Innovation and tech economies are the key to rural America’s future—and rural higher education institutions (IHEs) can play a huge role in building the ecosystems that support that work. While many rural communities have been left out of the country’s digital revolution, higher ed institutions bring the resources and expertise that can power small towns’ transition into tech-based opportunity.

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The Rural Edge: How One Rural Startup Is Making Moonshots Possible

June 9, 2020

At CORI, we are interested in broadening the conversation about rural America and sharing stories from local change agents and entrepreneurs who are driving innovation in the small towns and communities they call home. Our Rural Edge series features conversations with the people who are changing the narrative about what’s possible in rural America.

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The Rural Edge: AI on the banks of the Mississippi River

May 18, 2020

At CORI, we are interested in broadening the conversation about rural America and sharing stories from local change agents and entrepreneurs who are moving the needle and driving innovation in the small towns and communities they call home. Our Rural Edge series features conversations from the people who are changing the narrative about what it means to be from rural America.

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Rural Innovation in Quarantine: The Power of Virtual Events

April 21, 2020

Rural places are normally places of deep social connection, with strong communities and a powerful sense of caring for our neighbors. The COVID-related quarantine, by forcing people to stay home apart from friends and community members, has tugged at those bonds. But many rural leaders, determined to keep their communities connected and get through this crisis together, have discovered the power of virtual events.

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