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Business Incubator is Ohio County's Strategy to Develop Tech Workforce


  Ohio County is boosting its economic development, but not with a big manufacturing plant or a major expansion of an existing business. On July 24 the county will mark the opening of a coworking space for entrepreneurs called The Hub.

The new business incubator called The Hub is in a renovated house on Peach Alley in the town of Hartford. It offers a workspace nestled in the rural environment of Ohio County, while connected to national or global businesses with fiber broadband.

A local entrepreneur, or one who wants to leave an urban environment, can work remotely from Ohio County and hold meetings through audio or video conferencing. The Hub will offer training for people who want to pursue careers in remote virtual assistance. The opportunities include managing schedules or finances for companies anywhere in the world.

Training will soon be offered in software coding and that can open the door to jobs in software development and web design. The Hub is a project of the Ohio County Economic Development Alliance


Rhonda Miller began as reporter and host for All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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