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From Silicon Valley to Appalachia: Why the tech industry is interested in coal country
By Jessica Denson

They may be on opposite sides of the country and seem like they have very different things to offer the country, but Silicon Valley has its sights set on Appalachia.

California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna visited Paintsville, KY, last week to talk jobs and tech training in what’s been traditionally coal country. The freshman Representative said he wants to expand the Silicon Valley success story across the U.S and use it to promote economic prospects in places like Paintsville.

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