Resources have to be made available for people to learn to adapt to them. In the past, people traveled by foot to major cities to get their hands on better seeds and fertilizers. The ones who took the pains, fared way better than the ones who dint, even if they ploughed their fields better and worked harder.
As progression refined us, we started moving to bigger cities for learning our trade with complicated machines, which guaranteed better jobs. The ones who stayed back in their smaller hometowns had fewer opportunities and hence lesser development.
As technology expands the digital dance floor, participants from the remotest of places are presented with an opportunity to boogie with the big league. Technology has essentially balanced the playing field by providing a ready-made stage for each and every one of us. Small towns no longer need to lose their resources to the big city lights as technology has brought everything to our doorstep.
Men have been traveling for better food and facilities since ages. A wandering lifestyle has been harsh and led to instability. The trend continues with talented professionals having to leave their houses for better prospects, without realizing how badly the instability induced by frequently changing co-ordinates has eroded their working efficiency. The process of traveling and adapting to an alien city has multiple implications, both conscious and sub-conscious (these would need another blog or two to cover).
By bringing latest resources to smaller towns humans have helped themselves in more ways than one. Firstly, resources are now available for those dedicated and passionate people whose skills were being wasted because of the lack of proper infrastructure. Secondly, the stress and time wastage on travel and traffic in a bigger city can only be explained by someone who has lived through the horror. A smaller town is considerably immune to these evils; this lets the workforce focus their attentions on actual work. People who travel to bigger cities leave behind a trail of friend, family, worries and insecurities in their hometown. This leads to overall anxiety, which Is nullified if they are provided with similar facilities in their home-city.
Entrepreneurs are jumping at the opportunity of creating new offices in lesser know places due to the enumerable benefits listed above. In a way the diligent and talented work force is now attracting technology from all over the world to wherever they might be. This is also the reason why a number of technology based start ups have come to surface in smaller towns.