One of seven economic development success stories featured in The Wall Street Journal online was a story that appeared in print on July 28th, titled Faster and Stronger about ConnectKentucky’s success in helping that state’s economic development by increasing broadband and technology usage and availability.
ConnectedTennessee is a similar initiative that Hickman County has partnered with. Aware of Kentucky’s success with ConnectKentucky, our technology committee was in ConnectedTennessee’s office before they could unpack. As a result of our enthusiasm, we became the first eCommunity Leadership Team organized. With the able assistance of ConnectedTennessee, Hickman County is working to improve technology utilization and broadband availability to benefit existing business and to provide the skills and tools new business will need.