Remote work incentive and recruitment programs—and indeed, the rise in remote work more broadly—open novel possibilities for economic development in communities large and small across the country. But these possibilities only extend as far as a reliable Wi-Fi signal. In this Route Fifty article, Mathematica’s Kylie Cannon describes her experience working remotely in West Virginia. She also details her collaboration with the National Association of Counties and county leaders to better identify and understand opportunities for post-pandemic economic resiliency and to build a stronger local workforce.
The story notes:
“Broadband access is both about meeting residents’ needs today and counties’ ability to compete in the workplace of tomorrow.”