The Impact of Automation on Local Communities: Economic Futures of Rural Alberta
Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Stacey Haugen, Payton Grant
Presented at Canadian Rural Revitalization Conference (CRRF) May 25 - May 27, 2022
Abstract- Automated technologies, increased digitalization, and international events, such as COVID-19, are putting pressure on national and local economies to adapt or face rising unemployment and economic downturn. Rural communities are particularly impacted by these pressures as their economies are often built around a common industry, and the lack of access to training opportunities and reliable broadband create significant barriers.
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