Scalable tech entrepreneurship is, in some ways, the apex of a digital economy ecosystem. Startups are a key source of job creation, and the ones that scale can transform a community and create regenerative wealth.
For a rural place to become an entrepreneurial center, people need to actively believe it’s possible — and that everyone, from all racial, gender, educational, class, and professional backgrounds are truly included in those digital opportunities.
Communities need to be able to connect capable workers with opportunities in the technology industry. This requires them to have a sufficient mix of locally-based digital employers and remote work opportunities.
For a digital economy ecosystem to thrive, it needs digital workers. That means having people trained on the digital and technology skills — from cybersecurity to front end development, data science to UI, and many more.
Coworking provides more than just space to work. A successful space can offer resources to the business community, make connections that advance local commerce, and host events that foster a stronger business climate.