Solving big city challenges with small town opportunities.
The romanticized ideal of rural America is one of close knit communities, back yard barbecues and hard workers. The ideal of big cities is financial opportunity, a broad mix of culture/entertainment and “making it big.”
The American economy has been transformed by tech and shifting market forces in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and energy. Utah has been very successful in the new tech age and become a global leader in economic health. However, our rural communities are struggling to share in this economic prosperity. Lack of opportunity and job diversity has left our rural communities vulnerable to the changing markets. One of the primary pillars of Governor Gary Herbert’s Economic Development Plan is to “strengthen and grow existing Utah businesses, both urban and rural.” To do so we must find ways to innovate in our workforce marketplace and more fully embrace rural as part of the economic ecosystem.
Matching the workforce shortage of the “big city” with the lack of job opportunities and diversity in our rural communities is the grand opportunity. Why are we offshoring labor when we can “heresource” our workforce needs within our own borders? With Utah’s strong broadband infrastructure and technology driven economy, it’s now possible to join the best of both worlds.
Finding the answers in People, Places and Platform
Accelerant has the solution. At the core of our business model are the people, places and platform making it possible to bridge the divide between the rural workforce and the urban employer.
PEOPLE – Accelerant’s mission is to create local jobs and train rural residents for the specific skill sets urban employers need in tech, information, sales, marketing and professional service sectors.
PLACES – Accelerant’s Opportunity Hubs are “Main Street” locations within our rural communities. The Hubs provide a place for connectivity, workspace and hardware in a modern, wellness oriented, high-performance work environment that will attract and retain talent in our rural cities.
PLATFORM – Our virtualization technology uses high-speed connectivity to provide a common cloud based platform for training, work review, communication and collaboration. Educators will use the platform to virtually deliver job skill training to prepare workforce in weeks, not years. Entrepreneurs and innovators will find limitless access to today’s tech-oriented economy.
Accelerant is not a dating service but we are really good matchmakers.