Challenges
Communities are facing numerous challenges today. Smaller communities are losing residents to larger cities as urban areas continue to attract people. Declining populations lead to increased infrastructure stress as current infrastructure is near or past its design life and requiring upgrades. Often communities can't afford these upgrades with a dwindling tax base. The expectations of citizens are growing as citizens are expecting instant, anywhere, anytime, personalized access to information and services. Exponential technology adds to this dynamic as technology advances and enables societal trends such as democratization, social connection, DIY and decentralization.