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Digital Economy Project

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Idaho Water Center
322 E Front St, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

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While the potential of the digital transformation to advance economic development is indisputable, its net impact depends on the digital readiness of communities and citizens. Many people, especially the most rural, the low-income and minorities, are inadequately prepared to capture opportunities emerging from digitalization. Unless concerted efforts are undertaken to address inequalities in digital preparedness, the digital transformation could heighten existing social and economic inequalities.

The Digital Economy Program (DEP) serves entrepreneurs and workers in Idaho. Its mission is to reduce the digital divide and enable the benefits of digitalization to reach all Idahoans. The DEP devotes its resources and efforts to achieve its vision of an Idaho where rural residents, the low-income and minorities are prepared to lead and thrive in today’s digital economy and where communities across the state have the right economic and social conditions to support an equitable digital transformation.

UI Rolls out program to help rural residents work from home

Nov. 4, 2022 | By Glenn Vaagen, Pacific Northwest Ag Network

“University of Idaho Extension is out with a new program that the school said will prepare Idahoans and communities to take advantage of the digital economy and the opportunities that will be available.”

University of Idaho digital course offered for at-home businesses

Oct. 25, 2022 | The Lewiston Tribune

“A new University of Idaho Extension program aims to strengthen rural communities by teaching Idaho residents computer skills needed to work remotely and helping small businesses engage in a growing digital economy.”

U of I Extension program helps rural residents work from home

Oct. 24, 2022 | Post Register

“Many people, especially rural and minority individuals, are inadequately prepared to capture opportunities emerging from digitalization. Digital divides, differences in digital readiness and the high concentration of digital market power all point to the need for effective technical assistance efforts and better learning opportunities for disadvantaged groups to ensure that minorities and rural residents are prepared to lead and thrive in today’s economy.”

UI digital course offered for businesses

Oct. 22, 2022 | Moscow-Pullman Daily News

“A new University of Idaho Extension program aims to strengthen rural communities by teaching Idaho residents computer skills needed to work remotely and helping small businesses engage in a growing digital economy.”

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Digital Economy Project

Physical Address:
Idaho Water Center
322 E Front St, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

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Our People Google Map