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MIRC - Minnesota State Planning Conference

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Brief presentation on Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities broadband project on panel at MnAPA 2011.

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MIRC - Minnesota State Planning Conference

  1. 1. Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities <ul><li>MnAPA Conference September 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. MIRC: Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities <ul><li>Broadband is essential infrastructure for the 21st century, yet hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans don't have access. </li></ul><ul><li>MIRC is an ARRA-funded project of the Blandin Foundation and draws on the Intelligent Community Framework to mobilize partners across Greater Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus: Education, training, technical assistance, removing barriers to broadband adoption </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://connectmn.org/
  4. 4. MIRC: Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities <ul><li>Bill Coleman, Community Technology Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Jacki Anderson, Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Hoffman, Benton County Economic Develoment </li></ul><ul><li>John Shepard, AICP; Southwest Regional Development Commission </li></ul>

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