Rural Revitalization Through Telework
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208 East 6th Street, Ainsworth, NE, 69210
DR. JOSEPH W. FREES
AbstractRural communities are threatened by declining economic performance, loss of population, andlack of opportunity. Telecommunications offers promise for rural revitalization by capitalizingon the wage disparity between urban and rural economies. The proposed research will examineefforts to date in Nebraska to enhance rural communities through telecommunications, and assessthe feasibility of taking the next step -- delivering jobs to rural citizens via telecommunications,or telework, as a profit making enterprise. This research will devise a practical and profitablemodel for implementing rural job creation through telecommunications.
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