Connected Tennessee provides technology to help Perry County

In Perry County, Tennessee, 65 young people are helping their community, thanks in part to technology donated through Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program.

According to an article in Sunday’s Tennessean, Vision Perry, a new economic, community and cultural development office staffed by 16-24 year-olds, is promoting business in Linden and nearby Lobelville, organizing a summer festival to attract tourists and helping install murals throughout downtown as a part of a public arts initiative.

Perry County has one the nation’s highest unemployment rates, just over 22 percent, according the article. In June, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced a plan to help put people in the county to work.

The Vision Perry office was launched following Gov. Bredesen’s announcement. A donation through Connected Tennessee’s Computer 4 Kids program outfitted the office with 20 laptops, four inkjet printers and two flatbed scanners.

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