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Economic Development Stories
- Topics: New Ulm retailers increase business after attending a Get Broadband training session
Result: In the 2 years before we met you, we never sold more than $500 in windows off of the site, the last 6 months we have not been under $10,000!!!(monthly sales)
- Topic: Olmsted County employs about 140 telecommuters
Result: The County finds that often telecommuters are more productive than their in-office counterparts. They have fewer sick days and far less turnover.
- Topic: Yo Gabba Gabba
Result: Minneapolis animators get found with web-based episodes of the (now popular) show
- Topic: TicketPrinting.com
Result: Business relocates to Harlowtown MT because they have broadband.
- Topic: Auto body in Cohasset
Result: Company saves time, postage and better communicates by transmitting photos to insurance companies, online training, accessing manufacturing info and working remotely with color specialists.
- Topic: Economic growth through business web sites in Kadiyohi
Result: The County extends Get Broadband project by offering web marketing classes to businesses and $500 matching fund grants for web site development
- Topic: Wadena Hospital install fiber to satellite clinic
Result: Becomes regional leader
- Topic: Lakewood Telemedicine
Result: Telemonitoring patients regain control of their lives as they visit healthcare providers in person only when needed and are otherwise monitored remotely.
- Topic: Home and Community Options (Winona)
Result: Patients in residential care are monitored remotely meaning cost savings for healthcare providers.
- Topic: Chisago couple need broadband
Result: A couple in Chicago gets broadband with help from Blandin and each can improve education and employment options, despite injuries due to an accident.
- Topic: Student learns and helps brother
Result: Student in Sleepy Eye takes classes remotely and is able to help her brother with Muscular Dystrophy to stay in school.
- Topic: IP VCR in LCTN
Result: LCTN provide telecommunications services to k12 in Central Minnesota. IP VCR allows them to offer a wider range of classes and special events
- Topic: Red Wing promotes the city and posts news on YouTube.
Result: In 8 months, they had 21 videos online and had been viewed 2665 times.
- Topic: City has broadband but needs IT support
Result: Moose Lake has been able to build broadband and expand it to surrounding areas but keeping IT staff has been a continued problem.
- Topic: Western Video Online Contest
Result: Western Minnesota holds remote video contest where contest hopefuls can post submission to YouTube.
- Topic: Family using Web 2.0 to connect with family in army
Result: Grandma in Hoffman MN keeps in touch with grandson
- Topic: More Grandparents via video
Result: A Grandparent in Two Harbors keeps in touch with grandkids in other states via Skype.