Corina’s Story: Independence Through Work


Corina Gilbert is a graphic designer based in an economically disadvantaged town in central Maine. By independently contracting with multiple clients across the country, Corina is able to work remotely and support herself and her family while also contributing to her local economy. Independent contracting allows millions of workers to be financially independent, even if they are geographically dependent, keeping them in the workforce, off welfare, and spurring the economy. Learn more here.