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TIPTON, MO, February 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Co-Mo Connect may have just launched their 360-degree video promoting available land in Tipton, Missouri but their initiative to use immersive technologies for economic development is already generating discussions and leads.
"As we've been working on our VR initiative, we've been able to show our partners and residents that we're investing in the community and the region and they like it," said Corey ten Bensel, Director of Member Care for Co-Mo Connect. "The excitement has created lots of new conversations, and we're already getting inquiries on properties."
Co-Mo Connect has contracted with Golden Shovel Agency to produce a series of four videos and promote their economic development message with a digital marketing strategy. Outsourcing these services was a strategic decision that gives Co-Mo Connect access to skills and capabilities that they don't have in-house.
"We had been talking about hiring a full-time economic developer but when we sat back and evaluated what we really needed to accomplish, it made more sense to find a partner that could deliver what we needed through a variety of skillsets rather than having one person try to do it all," said ten Bensel.
By utilizing immersive and digital technologies, Co-Mo Connect can push forward their economic development initiatives while travel concerns and restrictions and concerns. They plan to maximize on the increasing attention that corporations and remote workers are placing on rural America as a more affordable, safe, and desirable place to live and do business compared to large metro cities.
"What Co-Mo Connect is saying to the world is - we have room for you. You can bring your high-tech businesses and jobs to Missouri," said Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency. "Their choice of tools to relay that message is not going to be lost on people and investors who want development partners who are progressive thinkers, and they're seeing the effects of that already."
Co-Mo Connect is active in economic development and is focused on goals that will bring more jobs and residents to the 9-county area that they serve with Fiber-to-the-Home Internet, IPTV, phone, and electrical service. The decision to use immersive technologies to attract attention to their communities in Missouri is one that allows them to stand out, while providing them with the ability to be flexible.
You can view the video at: https://youtu.be/pyJT1CI4goQ
About Co-Mo Connect Powered by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative
Co-Mo Connect exists to improve the quality of life for the region it serves with fair and reasonable prices for electric, internet, TV and phone services. It also works to support its communities through economic, civic and educational opportunities.
PlaceVR a division of Golden Shovel Agency, is a Minnesota-based full-service economic development firm specializing in workforce attraction for economic and community development. PlaceVR is a revolutionary new approach to economic development that harnesses emerging 360-degree video and virtual reality technologies to create immersive experiences that drive business and workforce recruitment. Our productions combine a depth of experience in both virtual reality production, marketing, and communications to bring to life an entirely new strategy for attracting businesses, talent, and visitors. Learn more at https://www.placevr.net and https://www.goldenshovelagency.com.
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