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Once living in a small town meant isolation and a lack of opportunity. That is all changing as remote, rural communities embrace the digital age and link up with the global economy.
The pro-business environment in Indiana goes back for generations, the state's governor tells Karen E Thuermer. This, combined with the hospitality offered by Indiana's natives and a commitment to career and vocational education, is making the state stand out both nationally and globally.
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