Director Brown talks broadband, high-speed trains with Idaho counterpart Ted Kealey

Lisa Brown and Idaho Department of Commerce Director Ted Kealey discussed a broad range of economic development topics at the Inland Northwest Partners annual conference in Pullman.

Brown said one of the biggest issues facing rural communities is availability of broadband. Commerce is home to a state broadband office that will provide grants to local governments and tribes to help build out broadband infrastructure necessary for businesses, expanded educational opportunities and telemedicine.

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