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Tech Talent Tracker

We built the Tech Talent Tracker to help community leaders understand the state of their local tech economies. Our submission to the US Census Bureau’s The Opportunity Project, The Tech Talent Tracker is part of CORI’s ongoing effort to empower rural decision makers with crucial information—and present it in a way that helps move the needle for rural economies.

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CORI’s Employment Impact Update: November 2020

COVID-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact on the national economy. While the vast majority of pandemic-related coverage has focused on dense urban areas, smaller towns across the country have also felt deep health and economic shocks. Each month in our Employment Impact Update, we share key findings, trends, detailed maps and analysis based on BLS monthly employment data to help you understand what’s happening to rural economies.

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The Rural Edge: Durango, Colorado

SCAPE is place-based, focused both on incubating growth startups and helping the local economy—and to date, it’s succeeded on both fronts. In just seven years, SCAPE has helped rural companies raise over $24 million and create 152 jobs at above average wages.

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The Rural Edge—The Cubby, Waterville, Maine

The Cubby

In addition to the direct support these organizations provided, Josh says that through these experiences, he “got to see the powerful ecosystem growing here in Maine first-hand”—and it’s that same ecosystem he credits as a major advantage for starting The Cubby in a small town like Waterville.

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