Since the 2008 recession, Pennsylvanians have watched their communities shrink in population and businesses and factories that were once staples of family-sustaining jobs close. Since 1991, our commonwealth has ranked near the bottom of the list of states in job growth. A major contributing factor to this issue centers on the ability to keep young adults in Pennsylvania.
One challenge in recruiting new businesses and retaining a younger workforce is access to high-speed internet. Right now, it remains vital that we bring rural broadband and the basic tools of today’s technology to the 800,000 Pennsylvanians who currently do not have access to it.