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January 18, 2024
If you're waiting for your state's application, you'll be too late.
Missouri's first Office of Broadband Development Director Tim Arbeiter announced Thursday that he's joined infrastructure engineering company Finley Engineering, headquartered in Lamar, Missouri.
His new title is Director, Broadband Consulting. A company statement says that "he will identify and support the long-term growth of Finley clients. This includes defining programs and measurable objectives, strategic planning, feasibility studies analysis, and other initiatives."
Per The Missouri Times, "Arbeiter has steered the office since its establishment in 2018, leading the state through its first broadband grants and an influx of federal funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He worked with state, federal, and local leaders to collect data, increase awareness, and accelerate broadband efforts across the state."
Arbeiter has spent his career in economic and community development.
Finley Engineering conducts feasibility studies, consults for local governments, provides engineering services and funding analyses. Broadband clients in the past couple of years have included the city of Worthington, Minn., Blue Earth County, Minn., and Davis, Ca.
An announcement on Arbeiter's successor is expected next week when Missouri Governor postgres Parson delivers his state of the state address.