Wednesday, February 22, 2006

More on Russell County as the new India

The Christian Science Monitor has this report on tech jobs being moved to places like Lebanon, Virginia, instead of overseas.

The article says in part:

"In a crook of Clinch Valley in Lebanon, Va., there are no counterculture coffeehouses, no art museums, and the 'ginger' salad dressing at the town's only Japanese restaurant is really Thousand Island.

Despite its country couture, Lebanon (pop. 3,300), once betrothed to King Coal, is on the cutting edge of a new business trend. The farmshoring phenomenon, in which high-tech companies choose to open offices in rural America as opposed to India, China, or Mexico, is coming to this mid-Appalachian plateau."

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