SALINA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Department of Commerce is holding a two-day gathering this week for rural entrepreneurs and telecommunications professionals.
The agency’s Rural Opportunities Conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. Gov. Sam Brownback is scheduled to speak at the opening luncheon.
The Commerce Department says the gathering will focus on expanding broadband access in rural Kansas and using the technology to help growing businesses.
Other speakers include Don Macke, director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb., and Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University.