Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Teleworks USA featured in Federal Reserve Report

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland released a report this week examing rural issues that features the Owsley County Teleworks Hub as an example of positive economic development.

The report, “Connectivity is Critical: What We Learned From Three Rural Counties,” examined issues within three counties in its district and the challenges those counties face, and identified that broadband connectivity is an important factor that can lead to job creation for local workers. 

“This is particularly evident in Owsley County, Kentucky, where a high-speed fiber-optic network has allowed county residents to work remotely for companies across the country,” the report notes. “Since its installation, broadband has played a part in the creation of more than 200 jobs in the county.”

Follow the link here to view the report in its entirety.

EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services, administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program for dislocated coal miners and their spouses, and is the White House-designated lead organization for the federal TechHire designation for Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.orghttp://www.jobsight.org and http://www.facebook.com/ekcep.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland released a report this week examing rural issues that features the Owsley County Teleworks Hub as an example of positive economic development.

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