Free Blandin Webinar: Broadband-Focused Economic Development Marketing: April 20

Thanks to those to attended the webinar today. Here are the notes and archive…

You can download a PDF of the PPT.

To get the full benefits of new fiber network investments, communities must make targeted audiences aware that this new community and economic development asset is in place. All too often, here in Minnesota and elsewhere, the community efforts to market their fiber networks for business and resident attraction are weak, fragmented and short-term. Finding mention of robust broadband availability cannot be found on community websites. Targeted marketing to attract new firms ignores the competitive advantage that the fiber network provides for data-hungry businesses like manufacturing, data storage, engineering and marketing.

Please join us as we welcome Aaron Brossoit of Golden Shovel Agency as he provides background and strategies on how communities can build targeted marketing initiatives that place robust fiber networks as the centerpiece for community marketing. Aaron Brossoit has over 10 years experience in community development markets. Brossoit has developed cutting-edge interactive work for communities all across the country. Brossoit is a board member for the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) and on the communications committee for the National Rural Economic Development Association (NREDA). Brossoit’s work has won local, state and national design awards.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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