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Broadband Spotlighted at Texas Rural Challenge

Broadband is the key to economic development. No group knows that better than the community leaders who attended last week’s Texas Rural Challenge event.

The third annual meeting was held through the University of Texas San Antonio Institute for Economic Development's Rural Business Program in San Marcos. The goal was to bring leaders together to spur small business and economic growth in rural communities across Texas by providing practical and proven approaches to rural development.

Connected Texas staff was on-hand at the statewide conference to help promote the state’s new Connected program. Community champions are being sought out in all corners of the state to lead the program’s community engagement and local technology assessment process.

The Texas Rural Challenge was hosted by the Governor's Office, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Workforce Commission, USDA-Rural Development, Texas Association of Rural Councils and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development-Rural Business Program.

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