Achieving e-Connectivity for Rural America: Electronic connectivity is more than a matter of convenience; it’s fundamental for economic development, innovation, and workforce readiness.
In 2017, fiber optic provider Hargray was able to bring a more extensive broadband access network into Glennville, Georgia, with the support of Onshore. Additionally, Onshore’s Macon, Missouri offices were the key to setting up computer labs for students at Macon High School.
Improving Quality of Life: Economic indicators such as affordable housing and reliable employment opportunities must be considered along with social indicators of well-being, such as measures of community resilience.
Onshore created new IT jobs and opportunities for the rural residents of Macon and Glennville, significantly improving their standard of living and quality of life.
Denise Bennett, Executive Director of Macon County Economic Development quoted, “Onshore has had a tremendous impact on Macon County over the past few years. Through perseverance, hard work, and faith, Onshore has changed lives and improved the economic status of Macon County and Missouri as a whole. Onshore does not just create “jobs,” they create careers with futures for their employees in the world of software development. OnShore helps “sell” Macon as a great rural community, with all the necessary and desirable advantages of modern-day technology.
Onshore has become an invaluable resource to the Macon community, our schools, businesses, residents, and our future. Excellent pay and insurance are just part of the benefit package offered by Onshore to their full-time workforce. These above-median salaries allow for employees to remain in the Macon area, spend their money locally, and raise their families in a time-honored lifestyle. For a county of just over 15,000 residents, Onshore is helping to stage tremendous financial recovery for our area.”
Supporting a Rural Workforce: Just as every rural area needs jobs for its residents, every employer needs qualified individuals to fill open positions. Government can help identify that gap, attract available workers, and assist with workforce training.
From their service delivery centers in Macon, MO, Glennville, GA, and Crockett, TX, Onshore specializes in educating, via proprietary boot camps and continuous education, the intelligent but untrained rural worker by investing in their development and training them to become IT professionals. The return on this investment is threefold: it allows us to help revitalize rural America; it produces a workforce with core competencies customized to our clients’ needs; and it yields workers that are passionate, loyal and committed.