Connecting Rural Communities

Guiding Community Information Technology Planning

Welcome to Connecting Rural Communities.  The goal of the Connecting Rural Communities program is to enhance the use and adoption of information technology tools and infrastructure in South Carolina communities by:

  • Helping SC communities understand what 'connected communities' are and their potential

  • Conducting community capital and technology assessments

  • Engaging the community in a visioning process to identify goals for the adoption and use of technology

  • Designing projects that help the community reach their goals

  • Facilitating the implementation of the community projects

  • Helping communities document their progress and tell their story

Why Connect?

Your connection to the world through the Internet is becoming increasingly essential for community vitality. Yet, within rural communities, this task can be challenging. Connecting Rural Communities, a National E-Commerce Initiative curriculum, is designed to help rural communities conquer this challenge.

For More Information:
D
r. Dave Lamie
dlamie@clemson.edu
803.699.3182

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