Originally Appeared: Scottsdale Independent on June 25, 2018
“Old” and “internet” don’t always go together. But in Old Town Scottsdale, they do.
That was a clear takeaway from our recent visit with five local businesses and Rep. David Schweikert in Old Town Scottsdale.
Communities and businesses across the country depend on the internet to stay connected. State and national leaders should develop policies that continue to foster economic growth and a high quality of life for their communities.
One way to highlight how small businesses and civic organizations derive value from internet-enabled services and platforms is through internet community crawls. The crawls are a chance for community leaders and business owners across industries — including art galleries, restaurants, real estate, and retail in Scottsdale — to share stories about how they’re using the internet to attract more consumers and expand their product offerings.
The result is better options for communities, stronger economic growth, and the continued vibrancy of Old Town.