Economic Development in Arizona
ATIC is taking the lead to promote the use of enhanced Internet in rural Arizona. Enhanced Internet drives economic opportunity including tourism, programming jobs and new startups.
A letter from our Economic Development Area of Focus Coordinator – Henry Goldberg
I am the new coordinator of the Economic Development focus area for the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council. In this role, my goal is to gather useful information on how high-speed Internet and advanced telecommunications services enable economic development in rural Arizona communities. The objective of this will be to provide rural Arizona communities with ideas, information, and support to move ahead with important economic development projects through the deployment of broadband telecommunications infrastructure and relevant services from telecommunications service providers. I hope to make ATIC a key source of resources and contacts to facilitate rural Arizona economic development. ATIC would also represent to government officials and the media success stories and issues that need to be resolved.
To make this economic development coordination successful, I am looking to communicate with rural Arizona officials and others who are willing to share the following types of information:
- Success stories (oral or written articles) of rural economic development in Arizona or other states enabled by high-speed Internet or advanced telecommunications services
- Formal case studies of rural economic development in Arizona or other states enabled by high-speed Internet or advanced telecommunications services
- Rural Arizona economic development opportunities that are currently being inhibited by the lack of broadband infrastructure
- Telecommunications/Information Technology obstacles to rural Arizona economic development
- Education, Digital Literacy, Workforce Development issues that need to be addressed to support rural Arizona economic development through the effective use of telecommunications and information technology.
I hope to work constructively with you to accomplish these goals. I invite you to contact me if you would like to discuss the above, and look forward to hearing from you.