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Aug 13 2014

The Rural Brain Gain

The story of rural outmigration goes that the most talented students in a rural community are often encouraged to leave rural America as economic opportunities shrink for young people. Mark Marion, the newest member of our top-notch education and training team, shared with me some recent articles on studies conducted regarding the rural “brain drain.” The studies were …

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Aug 12 2014

Outside-of-the-Box Thinking Continues


On the last day of NTCA’s Central/Northeast Regional Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., our engaged Associate Member Advisory Council put on another terrific panel discussion on outside-of-the-box thinking and doing. Brian Thomason, CEO/general manager of Blue Valley Tele-Communications in Kansas, and Kelly Dyer, CEO of IFN (Indiana Fiber Network), both shared their perspectives with their peers. Brian serves as chairman …

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Aug 11 2014

You Never Know Where Your Neighbors Could End Up

Today, some of my friends in South Dakota shared this link from a recent Bloomberg interview with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The Governor spends most of the interview talking about why South Dakota is a terrific place to do business given the right regulatory touch and respect for local businesses and the services they provide. …

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Aug 10 2014

Beginning the Launch …


This is Kelsey’s new “block” in the heart of New York City. We were on a tight schedule with me heading out to Indianapolis today for an NTCA regional meeting and Don flying up to the University of Michigan Law School for some recruiting efforts for his law firm, so we loaded up the car to …

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