Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Business leaders look to fiber to grow economy

The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park’s May Lodge to discuss ways to prepare for a new economy.   As fiber becomes more widely available in the region, the Chamber is looking into ways to use it to create jobs and retain local graduates who might previously have left the region to find work. Some areas in the region already have fiber, but have not seen an economic impact. Speakers at yesterday’s meeting said the key is to leverage public schools as an economic driver for the region.

The hope is to use fiber to develop a new economy that will entice area graduates to stay and work at home.