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    Telecommunications and economic development

    I am seeking funding for doing a feasibility study of how urban areas can link to rural areas to enhance the growth of urban employers and stop the underemployment and youth flight of the rural areas. I have seen a few sources for information on the need for rural telecommunications, but haven't seen anything that addresses what I propose to study. Please let me know if anyone has some good insight here. Thanks.

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    Telecommunications and Economic Development

    Sean, try TIIAP - telecommunications and information infrastructure assistance program - this is a grant resource for these types of projects. DOn't know if they provide grants for feasibility studies, but should know of some funding sources. e-mail to tiiap@ntia.doc.gov - Good Luck: I am seeking funding for doing a feasibility study of how urban areas can link to rural areas to enhance the growth of urban employers and stop the underemployment and youth flight of the rural areas. I have seen a few sources for information on the need for rural telecommunications, but haven't seen anything that addresses what I propose to study. Please let me know if anyone has some good insight here. Thanks.

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    Telecommunications and Economic Development

    Sean,

    Our fourth year studio at the University of Houston College of Architecture is embarking on a similar feasibility study related to inner city economic development through the concepts of tele-comuting, business incubation, and whatever else we can think of. We are collaborating with the City of Houston planning department on this and other efforts and I believe that they have applied for a small federal or state grant to help finance it.

    I would welcome an opportunity to establish an iformation sharing relationship. Your proposed study sounds intriguing and I would like to periodically update myself on your findings. You, of course, would be welcome to my own results.

    Good Luck and please e-mail me ! (email address deleted)

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