Elevation Connect Donates Laptops to FEDC in Support of High School Intern Programs

Equipment will assist in training of PTECH and traditional tech internships

Fremont Economic Development Corporation, a 501c6 private not-for-profit focused on economic development in Fremont County and central Colorado, today announced the donation of 50 laptops from Elevation Connect to support the local areas high school intern program. The contribution follows the company's sponsorship of FEDCs award winning TechSTART program, creating rural economic development opportunities for the state's growing tech sector.

Elevation Connect delivers high touch customer interactions including customer service, ecommerce, direct-to-consumer sales, product and services support, account management and inbound and outbound activities. Their clients are from industry verticals such as CPG, food and beverage, retail, travel, hospitality, ecommerce, personal care, automotive, cable and wireless, education and non-profit. While they offer brick and mortar facilities in several Colorado locations and other states throughout the country, they are also experts in providing work-from-home and virtual teams for their client base. Elevation Connect recently opened 40 new work-from-home positions for Fremont County.

"Radical generosity and social good are part of our DNA. We believe in serving others before we serve ourselves," said Brad Krinhop, CEO, Elevation Connect. "We are very aligned with the mission and vision of the volunteers creating new economic opportunity in Fremont and the surrounding areas and are proud to partner with them to uplift their communities."

"The support of business partners like Elevation Connect help our students participate in more advanced internships using CAD for architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering projects," said Alex Ewers, Founder, 3 Rocks Engineering. "I'm continually impressed with the quality of interns the high schools are assigning to my business. Enabling them with the right tools for the learning experience not only helps prepare them for a successful career but creates a viable pipeline of talent to grow our local workforce and economy."

"We believe the 20% of Americans living in rural areas represent the greatest untapped strategic resource for our country and their communities," said Chris Koehn, Founder, Second-61, Partner, Emergent Campus. "Over the last several years we've proven that our rural intern and apprentice programs can develop a technical workforce that is on par with our more established enterprise service desk sites around the country."

Additional Resources
South Central Tech Sector Partnership (website)
We Need To Strengthen Rural America If We Want To Unify Our Country (Forbes)

About Elevation Connect
Elevation Connect (formerly Unbridled Connect) is a Colorado-based customer engagement services provider specializing in white glove customer interactions. Understanding our client's customers, articulating their brand voice, and delivering relevant and memorable customer experiences is what we do best. www.elevationconnect.com

About Fremont Economic Development Corporation (FEDC)
Fremont Economic Development Corporation is a professional economic development organization focused directly on business attraction, retention and expansion in Fremont County, Colorado. With an established and growing network of business, academic and governmental partners, we directly assist companies with competitive location or expansion projects by connecting them with the right people, the appropriate resources and the most meaningful and relevant information. FEDC's TechSTART program is an award-winning tech sector community, creating an innovation catalyst for rural Colorado. TechSTART facilitates the South Central Tech Sector Partnership, working to develop a public and private tech sector ecosystem in Fremont, Custer, Chaffee, and Lake Counties. To learn more, visit www.fremontedc.com

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Source: Fremont Economic Development Corp

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Fremont Economic Development Corporation is a professional economic development organization focused directly on business attraction, retention and expansion in Fremont County, Colorado.

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