HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced today that legislation he sponsored to create a statewide grant program for Rural Co-Working & Innovation Centers (RCIC) passed the Senate.
Senate Bill 962 would establish the RCIC Grant Program within the Department of Community and Economic Development to help rural communities create facilities equipped with high-speed broadband, furniture, and security systems for teleworkers.
“Our rural citizens must have access to necessary resources to work remotely,” Langerholc said. “This legislation will enable them to stay competitive in the Pennsylvania workforce industry and economy.”
According to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 48 out of 67 counties and 1,592 municipalities are rural and could benefit from this program.
Senate Bill 962 now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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