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Founder Feature: Sho Rust

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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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Why Data Visualization Matters For Rural America

CORI knows that accessible data can make a huge difference to rural communities nationwide. Local leaders need to understand what’s going on in their community—especially if they’re not in a major city getting lots of attention. And the country needs a clear way to see both the pain and promise present in rural America.

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Rural Innovation in Quarantine: The Power of Virtual Events

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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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How limited broadband affects older adults during COVID-19

With a dramatic rise in rural hospital closures since 2010, and poor broadband infrastructure unable to support modern telehealth solutions, we as a nation are failing to protect aging rural Americans. Use this map to understand the scope of the issues facing our rural health care system, and where there may be opportunities to expand telehealth access.

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