Computer Services in the Rural Economy

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Report provides an overview of the computer services industry in rural economies, examines the importance of computer software development and programming services to rural development, and delves into prospective for data entry and processing as potential growth sectors for rural employment.

Report presents off shore data entry jobs as threatening to rural data entry firms. Public policies for keeping and attracting data entry jobs in Rural areas include smaller data entry firms, education and training assistance, capital subsidies for the purchase of new equipment, and an investment in telecommunications linkages.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group