From “Re-Shoring” to Relocating, Tech Industry Leaders Discuss Opportunities in Appalachia
In January, CentralApp CEO Todd Cope started a 6,514-mile journey from the heart of Appalachia to Silicon Valley. It’s a trip Cope, a West Virginia native turned Silicon Valley exec, has made before — with a few notable differences. First, this journey was a socially distant trip, complete with remote work, many, many Zoom calls, and camping in a Tesla. Second, dubbed “Operation: Rural Tech,” this trip was about more than getting from Point A to Point B.