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Service Area and Focus

Geographically speaking, this site aims to serve:

The Pacific Coastal Region of Washington State
The Pacific Northwest
The Western United States

The focus here is digital, technical and informational resources for small communities trying to do economic and community development and planning. This includes incorporated small towns, unincorporated areas, local business people and other concerned parties in small communities and rural areas.

Small communities often have very limited resources. One of the biggest limiters they face is a kind of "brain drain" because talented locals often do not stay in small towns. They tend to move to larger cities where they can command higher salaries, among other things.

For many of the same reasons that talented locals tend to move away, small communities have trouble attracting good talent. This means it's hard to find solid skills locally in areas like spatial data (maps) and website work.

This creates a digital divide be…

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