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Webinar: Tech Based Economic Development in Rural America

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Registration Fee
Individual Rate - Member: $0.00
Individual Rate - Non-Member: $79.00
Group Rate: $295.00
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Registration Opens:Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Registration Close: Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

Webinar Date: Jun 28th, 2023

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Venue: Online

Registration Fees:

Individual Rate - Member $0.00
Individual Rate - Non-Member $79.00
Group Rate: $295.00

Nora Foote, Head of Tech-Based Economic Development, Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) and Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI)

Attendees will be introduced to new ideas and concepts that support the case for investing in rural places via the creation of tech economy ecosystems. This webinar answers key questions for economic development leaders, including: 

  • Why do small towns and rural communities need to diversify their economies in order to be future-ready?
  • What do rural communities need to be well-positioned for building a thriving local tech-based economy?
  • What are the public and private resources needed to help build out these tech-based economies?

Key takeaways

  • Tech-based economic development should be a key focus of rural regions looking to build diversified and automation-resistant economies. 
  • Successful tech economy ecosystems have leaders who: 
    • Ensure high-quality broadband access
    • Identify and build off of local innovation assets
    • Build entrepreneurship ecosystems through strong regional partnerships 
    • Develop an innovation hub to serve as a focal point for an entrepreneurship ecosystem
    • Leverage federal funding for rural innovation

Registration & Payment Policy

All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event. Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.

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