The Center on Rural Innovation created the Rural Innovation Mentor Network to support the small town tech entrepreneurs who call one of our Rural Innovation Network communities home.
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Recently listed by PC Mag as a 2021 top-ten “Work From Home Town,” Springfield has gigabit fiber connectivity, a boutique cinema, a craft brewery, a micro coffee roaster and café, and farm-to-table dining — all within 30 minutes of prime skiing.
CORI has partnered with Springfield photographer Kimberly Hargis for the second installment of our “Portraits of a community” series, which shines a light on the people who make up the unique ecosystems within the Rural Innovation Network.
CORI has partnered with Taos photographer Kathryn A. Hayden for the first installment of our “Portraits of a community” series, which shines a light on the people who make up the unique ecosystems within the Rural Innovation Network.
Preparing for EDA’s Build to Scale Challenge — a guide for rural communities
How did this town of 20,000 reach these heights? Through foresight into how the economy was changing — and a concerted effort to adapt to it. Local leaders knew that the local job market was too reliant on tourism and natural resource extraction.