Durango, Colorado

Access to capital is fundamental in changing the economic landscape of a rural community. How can you lift the quality of life of a town whose fresh air and majestic mountains already nurture the soul? Diversify the job industry, introduce exciting and innovative technology, and lastly … invest in its people. They’ll do the rest.

The Rural Edge series

At CORI, we have a saying: once you’ve seen one rural community, you’ve seen one rural community. America’s small towns are diverse and dynamic, and through our work with our Rural Innovation Network, we have the privilege of working in depth with 18 communities building digital economy ecosystems. To highlight these incredible places, Siegel Family Endowment and the Walmart Foundation provided funding for us to create video case studies highlighting our communities’ efforts.

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