Hometown Competitiveness as a model for rural communities

The purpose of Hometown Competitiveness is to encourage communities to focus on the four “HTC Pillars” of leadership, charitable assets, entrepreneurship and youth.

“Youth want to return to the community, but perceive a lack of opportunity,” Wall said. “With a large percentage of youth interested in staying or returning to the area, there is a great opportunity to work with them in creating opportunities that will help them act on this. Entrepreneurship education, meaningful youth community engagement and adult support could help shift this perspective,” he said.

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(Many thanks to Ed Morrison for passing this along. Russ)

Here’s a program from Washington State University’s Center to Bridge The Digital Divide that may be appropriate for your community.

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