We believe identifying and helping rural workers of all backgrounds move up the rungs of the digital skilling and employment ladder is essential in closing the rural tech gap while also closing the gap in tech job openings.
Hard data and our personal experiences prove that America’s small towns are diverse and dynamic, home to people of all races and ethnicities. In fact, more than 22% of people living in rural America are people of color.
But it’s dangerous to think that Zoom Towns on their own will actually create inclusive and sustainable rural economies. Economic success is not just an infusion of money and people parachuting in.