A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

After “the shock” that laid off many coal miners in Delta County, Colorado, the area is experiencing a resurgence. Population is growing, finally, and a fiber optic internet company has stimulated the economy with new jobs. The company, Lightworks Fiber, has been on hiring spree, with 40 positions they are still looking to fill. It’s still a big transition from the coal economy - but not necessarily a bad one.

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