The U.S. House Select Committee on the Economy met Thursday to discuss rural economic revitalization.
The founder of the Center on Rural Innovation, Matt Dunne, testified before the committee saying rural communities have the potential for healthy and diverse economies.
“It’s not going to take as many folks that are out there running combines when those can be automated,” Dunne said. “So, we need to make sure that there are also other kinds of jobs that are the fruits of automation, rather than just impacted by automation.”
He said rural America has room for strong tech and software development job growth.