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Worker cooperative trainings to be held in Hazard and Morehead this spring to share practical knowledge

More than 26,000 Kentucky businesses, employing more than 300,000 people, are owned by baby boomers, many of whom have not identified the next generation of ownership and could be at risk of closing their businesses when they retire. Transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative or another form of employee ownership could keep these businesses thriving and locally owned. The Mountain Association for...

Daily Yonder: JFK’s approach to rural development had lasting implications

John F. Kennedy speaks at the University of North Dakota in September 1963. Two months before his death in Dallas, he called for parity between urban and rural residents in the ‚Äúresources available for economic development. (Photo courtesy of the University of North Dakota JFK Digital Archives)   On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, Americans are more likely to associate...

Daily Yonder: High broadbrand adoption in rural areas contributes to economic success

This story exploring the relationship between broadband and the rural economy is one of a series written by three researchers noted for their work in rural development, economics and communications policy. Previous articles looked at trends in broadband adoption and broadband availability.   Much has been made about the potential benefits of broadband for rural communities. There are plenty of...