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activities and a thriving arts scene. The community could attract, or with the help of the academy, cultivate freelance workers to live within the county and work remotely for companies around the world. TINY BUT MIGHTY The nonprofit academy is managed by the NCERC which, by 2020, hopes to draw national recognition for the county as one of the most economically-competitive rural areas in the U.S. This may sound lofty, but the NCERC has a solid plat- form to build on: Its programs encourage existing business growth and promote activities to attract entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses to the area. “In order to reach our 2020 goal, we are building a work- force that meets the needs of our employers,” Gregory says. “Be it with someone who specializes in virtual reality or nu- anced information systems, we can fill those positions in Nevada County.” The organization is strategic in its efforts to recruit both employees and companies to the region. Many larger eco- nomic development teams target international companies with thousands of employees. The NCERC focuses on build- ing relationships with smaller tech employers that have the potential to thrive in Nevada County. Ryan Trauntvein (left) of GitHUB and Remington Maxwell (right) of Grass Valley (a local manufacturer of broadcasting equipment) teach a monthly “Free Code Camp” as part of the Connected Communities Academy. PHOTO: COURTESY OF M!YQ$-I-$AI0)m- t䁍ѥɽ܁ѽ)QхɝЁ͕ͥ́ݽɭѼٕ)ɽՍ͕́٥́ɕѕѼ՝ѕ٥Յ)ɕ丁Qɝѥ́хͬɍѡх)ѥѡЁ́ѡѼɥٔѥѥٕ́Ѽɔ)եаٕɕххЁȁ̸+q=ȁ͵ȁͥ锁́Յ䁄䁉Ё͔Ё)́́ѼݥѡЁѥՍѡɕԴ)Ʌ䁱ɝȁɕ́չѕȳtɕ̸ͅq]ѡ)хЁѥхͬɍ́ݥѠ)хѥѡ䰁Ёѕե今t)ѡȁ͕Ёѡ9 I ́́ѡɔ)éɅɔѥ͕̰Ցѕȁѕ)̰ͥͱ܁ɕͽɥ)ݡɕѼɝȁɽхɕ̸)ÍMY䰁MѱMɅ͍)ѥɔݕɅ́Չ́ȁѕ́ݡ9م) չ䁡́ѕݸչȁѡɅȸ ЁЁ́)ɕͥٔѕ䁽ɥ̰䁍ͥ)ɥ́͵ȁͥ锁ձѥɕѥٔѼȁѕ)Չ̰ɕ̸ͅ)Qɔ́䁽٥ɽЁمѥ9)م չ丁)YMѕ̰͕̰ͥɅ)Y䀡ՙɕȁɽѥեФQ)ɕɔȁ́ѡ٥䁉͕)ѡɕ%ѥѡɔɔ͕ͥ́饹)ѽ͵܁ A%Q0I%=8 IL(