Aitkin County finds better broadband would boost economic growth

The Aitkin Age reports…

Many organizations are working together to find solutions to support economic growth county-wide. These collaborative efforts were highlighted at Aitkin County Growth’s “Connecting the dots and the business resources” event on April 30.

And here’s what they found with broadband…

Access to broadband is another challenge hindering the economic growth of the area. Carr noted Aitkin County Economic Developer Ross Wagner has been instrumental in the county’s efforts to increase access to broadband through grants to companies like Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative and SCI.

For those who continue to be unserved or underserved, or for professionals who wish to work remotely, there are several locations where broadband can be accessed publicly:

  • The Office Shop located at 211 Minnesota Ave. N., Aitkin has a shared office space available
  • Aitkin County CareerForce (formerly known as the Aitkin County Workforce Center) located at 20 3rd St. NE, Aitkin has available office and meeting space
  • Shared office space set to open soon at the Butler Building located at 301 Minnesota Ave. N., Aitkin, will accommodate 24/7 access to high-speed broadband, computers and monitors, a meeting space, video screen with webinar capability and printers
  • The Aitkin County Growth building located at 316 1st Ave. NW. in Aitkin offers meeting and training space
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