Rural Revitalization Through Telework

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$225,000.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
37732
Agency Tracking Number:
37732
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
208 East 6th Street, Ainsworth, NE, 69210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. JOSEPH W. FREES
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Rural 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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