Episode 8

In this month’s Example of Awesome segment, broadband leads to industry in Lebanon, Virginia, and we ask three questions of mayor Tony Dodi, who praises the virtues of technology in his tiny town.

Our look at St. Paul brings sad news with the passing of young business owner Brock Funk. Funk and his wife, Terri, owned Clinch River Adventures, which was highlighted earlier in the season.

The expert tip comes from the USDA Rural Development state director Ellen Davis, who names an array of projects that can be funded by the program, and Kim Steika of Virginia Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center discusses the plans created by students for the town of St. Paul.

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