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Rural Communities News

October 8, 2018

When rural communities thrive, Montana thrives - Lt. Governor Mike Cooney:

September 27, 2018

Speak Your Piece: What's D.C. Doing for Rural Internet? Not Enough :

September 13, 2018

Rural Childhood Contributes to Later Economic Success:

September 11, 2018

About a quarter of rural Americans say access to high-speed internet is a major problem:

September 10, 2018

Can Exchange Programs Help Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide?:

August 31, 2018

1.7 million rural Americans may get broadband after FCC auction:

August 29, 2018

USDA Launches Webpage Highlighting Resources to Help Rural Communities Bridge the Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure Gap:

August 7, 2018

The Importance of Farmer's Markets to Rural Businesses, Local Economies:

August 6, 2018

Rural Grocery Co-ops Get Down to Business:

August 6, 2018

MCDC Receives Grant In Support of Rural Grocery Cooperatives:

July 19, 2018

#Rural2pt0: Rural Renaissance and Digital Parity:

July 12, 2018

Rural by Choice: Seeing Another Side of the Story:

June 21, 2018

Dem Plan Calls for Investing in Rural Growth Industries:

June 9, 2018

Rural Funders Urge Philanthropies to Let Communities Lead the Way:

June 7, 2018

Brain Gain: Professionals Find Niche in Rural Upper Midwest:

June 4, 2018

What rural America needs to succeed in the digital economy:

June 3, 2018

Are Any Small Towns Flourishing?:

May 26, 2018

North Carolina earmarks $10M to expand rural broadband:

May 25, 2018

'Our Towns': How small cities aren't just surviving, but thriving:

May 18, 2018

People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else, researchers say:

May 18, 2018

Rent hikes, homelessness and hunger in a small Western city:

May 18, 2018

Covering rural America: What reporters get wrong and how to get it right:

May 6, 2018

CBS Sunday Morning - Small town America in renewal:

May 4, 2018

Rebuild America's rural infrastructure:

April 30, 2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture launches rural development web page + Montana's first guide to agritourism:

April 11, 2018

When It Comes to Broadband, Millennials Vote with Their Feet - Rural Communities with bad broadband suffer:

April 10, 2018

Microsoft Looks for Ways to Increase Impact in Rural Areas:

March 31, 2018

Italian towns offer warning for rural America:

March 22, 2018

Rural Counties Are Making a Comeback, Census Data Shows:

March 14, 2018

How Older Female Entrepreneurs Boost Rural Communities:

March 2, 2018

Yes, startups can flourish in rural America:

February 28, 2018

The Economic Colonization of Rural America:

February 26, 2018

Microsoft partners with Michigan company to bring internet access to 82,000 rural residents:

February 11, 2018

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Have a New 'Duty' to Serve Rural America:

February 9, 2018

A Montana town clings to its small-town identity under pressure:

February 9, 2018

When a Montana town wants to grow -- but not too quickly:

February 8, 2018

Saving America's Small Cities:

February 2, 2018

Livingston, Montana Is Home to More Writers Than Any Other City in America:

February 2, 2018

Reaching rural America with broadband internet service:

January 30, 2018

Colstrip, Montana begins transition plan away from coal:

January 29, 2018

Challis, Idaho, found success by embracing Lombard Trail users:

January 29, 2018

Is That Rural Hospital Really Necessary?:

January 28, 2018

Home at the Headwaters: After recovering from the loss of its founding industry, Three Forks looks to continue bucking the trend of small town Montana:

January 28, 2018

Ovando, Montana takes a lesson from Twin Bridges, embraces bicycle tourism:

January 24, 2018

WEBINAR: Rural Information Center-Resources For Rural Communities - 1/31- Online:

January 23, 2018

10 factors that will shape rural communities:

January 21, 2018

How will millennials impact the future of Butte and beyond?:

January 18, 2018

Task Force Creates a Road Map for Rural America:

January 14, 2018

Under pressure of growth, Manhattan, Montana tries to keep small-town identity:

January 11, 2018

Can rural towns stem the trend of population decline?:

January 3, 2018

America's forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave?:

November 9, 2017

Rural Communities' Untapped Potential for Growth:

November 6, 2017

Foreign-Born Residents Account for Most of Rural Population Growth:

November 6, 2017

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On:

November 4, 2017

A New Generation Is Returning to Practice the Small-Town Art of Participation:

October 24, 2017

Where Internet Orders Mean Real Jobs, and New Life for Communities:

October 23, 2017

A coalition of more than 130 organizations has banded together to protect rural places across the U.S.:

September 28, 2017

Public TV Puts Rural America in the Spotlight:

September 25, 2017

From Coal to Kale: Saving Rural Economies with Local Food:

September 11, 2017

'Geography should not be destiny': Forum explores rural challenges, solutions:

August 23, 2017

Don't Forget Rural America In Open Internet Debate:

August 5, 2017

Herbert: 'Time for action, time for doing' regarding rural job growth :

August 3, 2017

The Rural Advantage: Rural Upbringing Raises Kids' Future Earnings, Study Shows:

July 24, 2017

Low-interest financing for essential community facilities:

July 23, 2017

Medicaid Work Requirements Could Create Additional Problems in Rural:

July 4, 2017

Top Small Town and Rural Small Business Trends For 2017:

July 3, 2017

Rural America's Future Is Riding on a Cell Signal:

June 29, 2017

Rural America's image problem:

June 28, 2017

Montana Senator Jon Tester Secures Over $2 Million for Rural Montana Water and Wastewater Infrastructure:

June 22, 2017

Rural Communities Must Empower Youth - Has your Montana community taken advantage of MEDA's Resource Team Assessments?:

June 21, 2017

Rural divide:

June 19, 2017

Effective Rural Programs Are at 'Grave Risk':

June 7, 2017

Chemistry Professor's Blues 'Experiment' Catalyzes Small-Town Cultural Revival:

June 5, 2017

Explained: The Many Definitions of Rural:

May 27, 2017

Is Rural America The New Inner City?:

May 22, 2017

Speak Your Piece: The Economic Status of Rural America in the Trump Era:

May 13, 2017

'What Is the Impact on the Most Vulnerable Rural People?' - USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue's Announcement:

April 26, 2017

White House Adviser Erroneously Calls Ag the 'Primary Driver' of Rural Economy:

April 25, 2017

Broadband 'Vouchers' Won't Help Rural America Connect; So What Will?:

April 20, 2017

Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.:

April 4, 2017

Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West addresses issues plaguing the rural west:

March 30, 2017

Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up:

March 29, 2017

Major overhaul to help rural Colorado could be a game changer for the legislative session:

March 10, 2017

Want to Revitalize Rural America? Forgive Student Loan Debt for Young Farmers:

March 6, 2017

Where is 'rural America,' and what does it look like?:

January 30, 2017

Urban, rural American get into a knife fight:

January 26, 2017

Get It Done: In This Town of 1,000, One Successful Project Led to the Next:

January 18, 2017

8 Rural and Small Town Trends for 2017:

January 5, 2017

8 Rural and Small Town Trends for 2017:

January 4, 2017

Bridging the Rural-Urban 'Conservation Gap' :

January 2, 2017

What's behind the growing urban, rural divide?:

December 14, 2016

Wyden, Merkley fight to save 'lifeline' for rural communities - Senators seek renewed Secure Rural Schools funding:

December 14, 2016

Taking Charge: How Rural Residents Are Switching from Employees to Business Owners:

December 11, 2016

For Rural America to Win In Corporate Site Selection and Economic Development :

December 10, 2016

Democrats search for a path back into rural America's good graces:

November 21, 2016

The Urban-Rural Divide Is Growing and 'We're Living With the Consequences':

November 16, 2016

Intensely Local: How Some Rural Hospitals Thrive:

November 15, 2016

In New Mexico, a way out of the boom-bust cycle?:

October 31, 2016

The lost generation of rural Americans:

October 21, 2016

Can The Arts Help Save Rural America?:

October 18, 2016

Federal loans given to Montana groups for rural community improvement:

October 6, 2016

Giving Rural Youth Reasons to Stay, Thrive in Smalltown America:

October 5, 2016

A Tough Row to Hoe: Economic Growth in Rural America:

September 29, 2016

Broadband Access Remains Roadblock to Rural Prosperity :

September 23, 2016

Use of Rural Broadband Linked to Greater Levels of Civic Engagement:

September 21, 2016

A Tough Row to Hoe: Economic Growth in Rural America:

September 19, 2016

Helping Rural America Catch Up:

August 27, 2016

How a Small Town in America Is Staging a Comeback:

August 13, 2016

How Rural Farming Communities Are Fighting Economic Decline:

August 2, 2016

Can Counties Fix Rural America's Endless Recession?:

July 27, 2016

Info requested from 6,000+ or -population communities that have a community center:

July 22, 2016

#RuralX Summit Inspires Over 200 People to Make a Difference for Rural Communities:

July 14, 2016

Small towns try co-ops to keep essential businesses:

June 17, 2016

Rural America - What's Going Right?:

June 7, 2016

The Graying of Rural America:

June 5, 2016

Rural counties have lost out in recovery, study finds:

June 2, 2016

Why this Midwest town is thriving when so many aren't:

May 25, 2016

Bringing People Together: Rural Is 'Different,' Not 'Less':

May 18, 2016

Income Inequality: A Growing Threat to Eliminating Rural Child Poverty:

April 28, 2016

The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century:

April 11, 2016

Why More and More People Are Dying Young in Rural America:

April 5, 2016

Continuum of living: How co-ops can save rural communities:

March 31, 2016

Opinion: Pre-K, Broadband, Transportation Programs Could Help Rural Mn.:

March 20, 2016

Regional leaders gather to discuss rural issues in Missoula:

March 19, 2016

Urban and rural attitudes split in Montana on land issues facing the West :

February 13, 2016

Funding and Other Disparities Threaten Rural Schools:

February 12, 2016

Senator Leahy calls on USDA to raise minimum broadband speeds for rural Vermont and rural America:

February 10, 2016

Here's What 65 Looks Like around Here:

February 2, 2016

People on the Land: USDA Initiative Encourages Regional Cooperation:

January 29, 2016

Robert Scoble - Here's how small-town America is primed to beat Silicon Valley in innovation:

January 27, 2016

Breaking Down Rural - Urban Barriers:

January 17, 2016

Rule Would Allow Insurers to Discriminate against Rural:

January 12, 2016

Rural America At A Glance Webinar, 1/13, Online:

January 6, 2016

The Gone Generation: Turning the rural brain drain into a gain:

December 15, 2015

Speak Your Piece: The Big-City Guide to Small-Town Living:

December 4, 2015

Have You Heard of "New Ruralism"?:

October 21, 2015

Tester highlights dire need to strengthen rural Montana:

October 19, 2015

North Carolina Program Focuses on Bonds that Make Healthier Communities:

October 13, 2015

Rural Towns Farm More Servers, Fewer Crops:

October 6, 2015

New study shows western wildfires to become more frequent, extreme:

September 25, 2015

Advocates Call Broadband Recommendations 'A Good Start':

September 21, 2015

A "TED" For Rural America - 'The New Connected Countryside' Aims to Give Rural America a Road Map to Broadband:

September 12, 2015

Robots take root on smaller dairy farms, upping production:

September 12, 2015

The Impact of People and Institutions in Rural America:

September 3, 2015

Rural Economic Development - Less than 1% of philanthropy funding in all of America goes to Indian Country. Philanthropy has a responsibility to take a bigger leadership role in investing in these places.:

August 12, 2015

Rural Voices: More than Singing the Blues:

July 14, 2015

Child Poverty Rate Climbs by One-Third - One in four rural residents under the age of 18 lives in poverty:

July 6, 2015

National bike routes bring cyclists, cash to rural towns:

July 4, 2015

Rural American Communities - Where Holding On Is a Western Adventure: Sandpoint, Idaho:

June 30, 2015

Rural Gets Less Foundation Money:

June 24, 2015

Small Towns: The Value of Unique Places:

June 16, 2015

Rural Areas Need to Be Aware of Challenges of Reindustrialization:

June 10, 2015

Choosing a Small Town Life:

June 9, 2015

Factors Affecting Former Residents' Returning to Rural Communities:

June 4, 2015

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities:

May 20, 2015

Tech Transition Threatens Rural Consumers:

May 7, 2015

Number of Rural Businesses Falls:

May 3, 2015

Rural Childhood Poverty Gap Widens:

April 20, 2015

Immigration Linked to Rural Economic Gains:

March 30, 2015

Facebook 'Farming ' for Rural Organizations:

March 9, 2015

Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil:

March 6, 2015

YouthBuild USA National Rural Youth Caucus -- Watch for It:

February 7, 2015

University of Idaho student's survey: Absence of entertainment options, job opportunities behind rural exodus:

February 4, 2015

2016 Budget: Rural Business Development:

December 22, 2014

Searching for Middle Ground in the Urban-Rural Divide :

December 11, 2014

The Geography of Happiness:

December 10, 2014

Rural Docs Pull Ahead in Electronic Records:

November 26, 2014

10 Small Town Things We're Thankful For This Thanksgiving:

November 17, 2014

Nothing beats walking for curing what ails the health of many rural residents.:

November 16, 2014

Town That Thrived on Logging Is Looking for a Second Growth :

November 13, 2014

Rural Counties Push for Federal Payments:

November 12, 2014

Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties':

September 29, 2014

Quality of Life Driving 'Brain Gain' in Rural Communities :

September 4, 2014

America's Fastest-Growing Small Cities:

August 14, 2014

Boomers: Moving Further Out and Away :

June 23, 2014

A Mental-Health First Aid Kit for Rural Communities:

June 23, 2014

Sioux & Assiniboine Tribes Team with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Non-profit to Build 20 Platinum Homes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana:

May 26, 2014

Rural Veterans: An Aging Population:

March 24, 2014

Finding Big Success in a Small Town:

February 17, 2014

"The Twilight of Common Dreams - Why America is Racked by Culture Wars":

January 14, 2014

Pattern of Rural Job Loss Continues:

January 13, 2014

American Rural Newsletter - Alohomora 2 - The Unlocking Spell from Harry Potter:

January 7, 2014

Busting Rural-Subsidy Myth One Last Time:

December 30, 2013

'Picked Off Like a Single Quail':

December 9, 2013

Rural Areas Lose 149,000 Jobs in Last Year:

December 4, 2013

Technology and Robust Economies Drive Rural Town Revival :

December 3, 2013

Online Rural Arts Project Expands Work:

November 13, 2013

'Rural America at a Glance': Tough News:

October 30, 2013

Inspiration--Education--Execution-----Ruralistically Newsletter:

September 13, 2013

The RURAL DATA PORTAL provides over 350 data indictors for your community.:

July 10, 2013

Job Loss Concentrated in Rural America:

June 24, 2013

Define Rural by Our Hopes, not Fears:

May 20, 2013

In 'Historic Shift', America's Rural Population Declines for the First Time:

March 28, 2013

If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Rural America:

March 1, 2013

Rural Development program recommendations could hurt small communities:

January 13, 2013

As more move to the city, does rural America still matter?:

January 8, 2013

"Strategies for Economic Improvement in Distressed Rural Counties." :

September 25, 2012

This is how you build a tech community:

September 24, 2012

The Creative Economy is not just for Large Urban Centres:

September 20, 2012

The 50-Foot Commute Takes Off Across America:

September 8, 2012

How to Attract Tech-Savvy Workers Outside Big Cities:

July 20, 2012

Cities Needing Highly Skilled Workers Aren't Training Them:

May 30, 2012

Finding a Brain Gain in Rural Communities:

May 23, 2012

Long commute time linked with poor health, new study shows:

March 20, 2012

Is There Such a Thing as 'Rural' Gentrification?:

January 26, 2012

Emerging markets are driving worldwide telecommuting wave:

January 25, 2012

Getting Workers to Rural America is a Challenge :

December 22, 2011

Top 9 Rural Small Business Trends for 2012:

December 21, 2011

U.S. Population Migrates From Coasts for 'Gigantic' Income Boost:

November 17, 2011

'We Don't Have to Die...' People are more important to towns than things. Successful small towns recruit people not factories. Young people will stay home, or come home, when they have a genuine stake in decisions the community is making.:

November 1, 2011

A Virtual Team is Not Another Name for Outsourcing:

October 26, 2011

Creating Rural Wealth:

October 13, 2011

Employees Alone Together :

September 26, 2011

Government CanTelework Like a Private Company. :

August 9, 2011

Why America's Young And Restless Will Abandon Cities For Suburbs:

June 6, 2011

New Report: Long Commutes Are Relationship Killers:

March 28, 2011

Seattle's Tech Job Crunch: How Long Can the Valley Invaders Poach from Microsoft, Amazon Before the Talent Well Runs Low?:

March 25, 2011

More Businesses Are Outsourcing--to Rural and Small Town U.S.A.:

March 16, 2011

The 20 Happiest, Healthiest States In America:

February 27, 2011

Smart Cities: Getting Greener, and Making Money Doing It :

February 17, 2011

Top 10 places to live in the West:

February 2, 2011

The Midwest: Coming Back? "The Third Coast":

January 28, 2011

"The Third Coast" - The Great Plains: An Old Frontier May Hold The Secret to Recovery :

January 15, 2011

Self-Employment Key to Expanding Rural America's Revival :

January 4, 2011

Is the Midwest the nation's hottest venture capital market?:

December 30, 2010

The Future of Small Towns:

December 28, 2010

Telework Enhancement Act, is now the law of the land:

December 12, 2010

Rural Communities Should Focus on Clean Energy, Job Creation:

December 11, 2010

Younger Crowds are Right in the Middle :

December 8, 2010

A Bypassed Small Town Makes a Visual Statement: "Here We Are":

October 26, 2010

The End of a Recession, the Beginning of a Talent Crunch:

October 16, 2010

Why Oklahoma City Could Represent the Future of America:

October 6, 2010

Decade of the Telecommute :

September 24, 2010

IT Management: 10 Myths of Telework: Why You Aren't Working from Home:

September 21, 2010

Small Towns and Rural Areas Can Be Livable:

September 12, 2010

College towns no longer just a lure for students:

September 7, 2010

Wired towns edge out big cities:

September 7, 2010

Are There Jobs? It Depends:

September 2, 2010

Livability in rural and small town America:

July 30, 2010

Techies reject coasts for 'Silicon Prairie':

July 21, 2010

Rural America in the 2000s: Age:

July 17, 2010

North Dakota entrepreneur Hopes to Make Veneta, Oregon a Destination Spot:

July 5, 2010

New global outsourcing hub - Wyoming? :

July 4, 2010

Sponge Cities on the Great Plains:

July 3, 2010

Why the Great Plains are Great Once Again:

June 30, 2010

How to improve collaboration between remote teams:

April 21, 2010

Six Ways to Manage a Virtual Work Force :

April 18, 2010

Debunking the Myths of the Telecommute:

April 17, 2010

The New Suburbs, a Plane Ride Away:

April 17, 2010

Telecommute Taxes On The Table :

April 13, 2010

The Next Best Career Move: Actually Moving:

April 12, 2010

How a Business Can Span the Globe and Stay Close-Knit: Microsoft’s “Telepresence” Project:

March 17, 2010

America in 2050 -- Where and How We'll Live :

March 14, 2010

Executives free to live where they want - with a tradeoff:

March 12, 2010

Want to live like a cowboy? Try Wyoming:

February 9, 2010

Where telecommuting is the rule:

January 17, 2010

HP executive escapes from Silicon Valley:

January 12, 2010

Why Americans Are Moving Less:

January 7, 2010

Co-Working Offers Community To Solo Workers:

December 8, 2009

Attracting Retail Entrepreneurs to Rural Communities: The Role of the Institutional Environment:

December 7, 2009

Big city blues Could a more affordable life, away from the Bay Area, actually be better?:

December 3, 2009

Green Acres Is the Place to Be The Recession Is Inspiring More Young Families and Singles to Head Back to the Country:

November 26, 2009

Pacific Northwest Quakes Could Imperil Urban Areas:

September 11, 2009

The Towns That Build Entrepreneurs:

September 10, 2009

HP And IBM To Add 4,000 U.S. Jobs In Three Small Towns:

September 1, 2009

150 Cheap Places To Live. Yes, you can live in a rural community and make a good living. & The 10 most overpriced places in the United States:

August 25, 2009

Giving Rural America a Competitive Edge:

August 19, 2009

Woodstock Generation Going Up the Country:

August 13, 2009

Boomers Migrating to Rural America - "The 3rd Coast":

August 10, 2009

Why Do Some Rural Towns Thrive? — and Other Questions:

July 25, 2009

Moving to Reloville, America's Cross-Country Careerists:

July 8, 2009

Telecommuting And The Broadband Superhighway:

June 30, 2009

Report Ranks 60 Best Cities for Young, Talented Workers:

June 18, 2009

Microsoft opening Lehi, Utah office:

May 29, 2009

Boise company, Medical Management Inc., finds success - and makes employees happy - by doing business digitally:

May 25, 2009

High-Tech Start-Ups Put Down Roots in New Soil:

May 5, 2009

U.S. Cities Fare Poorly in World Livability Ranking:

April 10, 2009

Telecommuting surge taking hold in Utah:

March 29, 2009

The Pros of Planting Startups in Smaller Cities:

March 4, 2009

Some tech companies rethink their outsourcing strategies:

January 29, 2009

Almost half of Americans want to live somewhere else:

January 17, 2009

Speak Your Piece: With No Commute, I've Got More Time To....:

January 9, 2009

Small firms begin to see advantage of telecommuting:

January 9, 2009

Where to Locate Your Business:

January 7, 2009

How the city hurts your brain (so move to a rural community!) :

January 7, 2009

Moving to Flyover Country :

January 2, 2009

How To Make Teleworking Work:

December 26, 2008

Filling the Labor Pipeline:

December 24, 2008

Fargo, North Dakota duo head multimillion-dollar business - InterceptEFT:

December 8, 2008

Telecommuting Programs Make Organizations Lean, Mean, And Green:

December 3, 2008

High-Tech Hotspots: a Roadmap:

November 24, 2008

Remote Wyoming towns home to broadband jobs - Eleutian Technology :

November 4, 2008

Smaller Cities Better For Small Business:

October 24, 2008

Yahoo to announce plans for Nebraska facility:

October 23, 2008

A Work Strategy for a Good Life: Attracting and Keeping the Best:

October 18, 2008

Home Sweet Office: Telecommute Good for Business, Employees, and Planet. Scrap the office entirely:

October 8, 2008

S.F. traffic noise risks health of 1 in 6:

October 8, 2008

Survey: Telecommuting Boosts Worker Productivity:

October 6, 2008

In Silicon Valley, more homeowners are spending more than half their income on housing:

September 26, 2008

Premier Technology Inc. to open shop in rural Mackay, Idaho:

September 25, 2008

Trends emerge as companies grapple with talent crunch:

September 24, 2008

Rural IT: Let's Look Beyond Friday Night Lights:

September 17, 2008

Montana State University architecture grads find virtual success by starting their own firm - Virtual home office: Bend, Oregon, Seattle, WA and Edinburgh, Scotland:

September 14, 2008

Housing cost lower in the Midwest - Sioux City dreamin’:

September 12, 2008

Europe's Impending Demographic Disaster:

August 25, 2008

America's challenge is to turn innovation into jobs here at home. Maine Technology Asset Fund:

August 25, 2008

Holland, Michigan launches $300,000 marketing campaign to attract talent:

August 22, 2008

Microsoft To Build $500 Million Iowa Data Center:

August 6, 2008

Telecommuting benefits staff, employer:

August 5, 2008

Building a tech-based economy in rural Wisconsin: Finding common strategies:

August 1, 2008

Bozeman, Montana is #2 in the nation for Dreamtowns that offer refuge from big cities and congested suburbs:

July 29, 2008

The Backroad Librarian: Survival of Rural America:

July 28, 2008

Professionals find jobs back in rural hometowns:

July 19, 2008

The Sorted Nation: A Discussion with Authors Bill Bishop and Richard Florida – Part Three:

July 3, 2008

Beyond brain drain. Human capital increasingly votes with its feet:

June 26, 2008

Rethinking the Country Life as Energy Costs Rise:

June 26, 2008

It’s all about the quality of life:

June 24, 2008

Hate Your Long-Distance Commute? Then Move (to a rural community and work closer to home):

June 19, 2008

The Renewed Allure Of Telecommuting:

June 19, 2008

Telecommuting Could Save Gas And U.S. $38 Billion Annually:

May 28, 2008

Remote Workers: How to Be Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind:

May 22, 2008

Old-fashioned tech transfer. RightNow Technologies of Bozeman, shows that licensing isn’t the only way for industry to tap into university knowledge:

May 13, 2008

Attracting the Creative Class with Infrastructure:

May 12, 2008

Beehive links distant workers:

May 6, 2008

Managers Learn to Bond With Remote Workers:

May 3, 2008

Rural Entrepreneurship News:

April 29, 2008

Together Alone: Wired for a Long-Distance Relationship:

April 21, 2008

“Self-Employment in Rural America: The New Reality,”:

April 15, 2008

Outsourcing Comes Full Circle. India's Tata Consultancy Services opens development center in Ohio:

April 15, 2008

Going Virtual: Small companies reap cost savings, employees save time:

March 28, 2008

Greene County, NC - Wireless and Way Ahead:

March 20, 2008

Save the Planet, Work Remotely:

March 10, 2008

Hope to Be the Next Silicon Valley? What Every Mayor Should Know:

March 7, 2008

Think globally, live locally. Who's Your City? :

March 7, 2008

Desperate Entrepreneurs: What kinds of entrepreneurship really benefit rural communities:

February 27, 2008

Vermont Calls Residents to Come Home:

February 25, 2008

A new approach to Boise Valley growth - If you recruit the people first, the companies will follow.:

February 21, 2008

Teaching South Koreans English from Rural Wyoming:

February 20, 2008

Study Reveals $13.9 Billion Annual Federal Telework Deficit. Most Federal Workers Can Work From Home, But Don't:

February 12, 2008

The IT worker shortage: Practical considerations for tech buyers:

February 8, 2008

Talent shortage threatens tech:

January 24, 2008

Idaho at the forefront of the Gentrification of Rural America. Real estate market attracting local and out-of-state buyers to Cut Bank, Montana:

January 21, 2008

Supporting Generation Iowa:

January 11, 2008

Mineral County, Montana Commissioners seek to boost telecommunications infrastructure to increase economic development opportunities in rural communities:

January 3, 2008

Ex-Residents Are Gone, But They're Not Forgotten:

December 26, 2007

A New Approach To Economic Development Help For Entrepreneurs:

December 18, 2007

High-Tech Brings Rural Towns Back to Life. The Center to Bridge the Digital Divide:

December 18, 2007

Strategic Entrepreneurial Economic Development, or SEED program targets rural Minnesota counties:

December 17, 2007

Native son, Dr. Nelson Ludlow returns to rural Washington State to build Mobilisa Inc. into one of the fastest growing companies in the State. Company teams with WSU for further success.:

December 14, 2007

Building a Statewide Angel Network:

December 13, 2007

Maine Set Aggressive Goals to Carry State's Economy Into the Future:

December 8, 2007

Insitu raises $25 million for new craft. Spy plane maker anticipates profits this year:

December 4, 2007

Which states love small business?:

November 28, 2007

Small-town America: The new Bangalore? Northrop Grumman in Helena, Montana:

November 20, 2007

Becoming an Innovation City:

November 15, 2007

Tough business decisions accompany teleworking:

November 12, 2007

Entrepreneurship and the City. Does yours have the "right stuff":

November 6, 2007

Online teaching expands to Cody, Wyoming - City is 5th to host office for Eleutian Technology employing more than 100 teachers:

November 1, 2007

Finding Rural America's Prosperous Communities:

October 29, 2007

Small Town America Is Offshore Alternative for Some Companies:

October 29, 2007

U.S. companies are finding savings they used to seek overseas:

October 23, 2007

Upstate New York Needs Regional Cooperation:

October 21, 2007

Outsourcing comes home:

October 15, 2007

Digital 'avatars' may stand in for you in virtual workplace:

October 2, 2007

Iowa warned again; worker shortage threatens future:

October 1, 2007

YouTube might attract workers to rural regions:

October 1, 2007

India to Outsource to Idaho?:

September 30, 2007

Poor People are Moving to Already Poor, Rural Communities:

September 30, 2007

Iowa has to sell itself to younger generations:

September 28, 2007

The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the Midwest is looking stronger as the "third coast".:

September 24, 2007

How Teams Far Apart Can Work Well Together:

September 20, 2007

Report touts benefits of telecommuting. Workers save gas, reduce carbon emissions:

September 16, 2007

The Californication of Magic Valley, Idaho. How Californians are changing the way you live:

September 14, 2007

Double Whammy Rural Counties Lose Population Two Ways:

September 13, 2007

Tennessee Gov. Bredesen fighting for rural growth:

September 12, 2007

As commutes begin earlier, new daily routines emerge:

September 9, 2007

Rural America: Invisible voters. Residents say their central issues are off candidates' maps:

September 7, 2007

Rock Island, IL engineering firm moving to Iowa:

September 6, 2007

Grads go full circle — back to state:

September 4, 2007

Rural Bridges - Get Connected:

September 3, 2007

2007 Cost-of-Doing-Business Index:

September 2, 2007

Exodus Of Youth Strands Eastern Europe's Aging Population:

August 29, 2007

Study: Work, commute affect sleep:

August 27, 2007

Telecommuters: Live in Great Falls, Montana - Work in San Francisco, CA:

August 27, 2007

The Montana Future:

August 21, 2007

2007 MAYOR’S CHALLENGE: These Are the Cities Where Business Opportunity Is Greatest For Growing Companies:

August 21, 2007

Letter From Langdon: The Home of Renewal:

August 20, 2007

Migration: The Key to Prosperity in Rural Communities?:

August 19, 2007

Building a house of cards in the rural West:

August 19, 2007

The State of Small Business. Through a Spirit of Cooperation and Competition, Utah’s Small Business:

August 16, 2007

Young professionals are the key to vibrant economies in rural communities. How will communities attract and keep them?:

August 16, 2007

Missouri has a DREAM (Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) communities assistance program):

August 13, 2007

Life on the Great Plains is anything but plain and simple but the Internet and Information Technology are making a difference.:

August 13, 2007

Getting Unstuck: Telecommuting instead of commuting:

August 13, 2007

Off to Resorts, and Carrying Their Careers:

August 10, 2007

How to Recruit Talent in a Hot Market: Everything You're Doing Is Wrong:

August 9, 2007

The Internet vs. The Automobile. "Place" becomes more important.:

August 3, 2007

Confronting the Talent Crunch: 2007:

August 1, 2007

The Power of Information: Using Data to Create and Refine Your Economic Development Strategy:

August 1, 2007

Lower Cost Domestic Sourcing: A Niche Opportunity for the US:

July 26, 2007

Driver beware: Your commute could be killing you:

July 25, 2007

States work to plug 'brain drain':

July 24, 2007

2007 QUALITY OF LIFE QUOTIENT: What Really Matters Is Not the Salary, but What That Salary Will Buy:

July 23, 2007

N. Idaho looks to prosper with ex-urbanites:

July 23, 2007

Great Things Are Happening In Nebraska :

July 22, 2007

A symbiotic relationship - Hewlett Packard and Fort Collins, Colorado:

July 22, 2007

Support those who don't fear going it alone:

July 21, 2007

"In the Eye of the Storm: Confronting Kentucky's Looming Workforce Crisis":

July 21, 2007

Best Places To Live 2007 :

July 17, 2007

Conference will focus on creative job recruitment in rural locations:

July 16, 2007

Chasing Smokestacks, Stranding Small Business: Rural Minnesota's Crisis:

July 16, 2007

Silicon Valley firm picks Ann Arbor for office for easier talent recruiting:

July 12, 2007

State Representative Shannon Augare, D-Browning testifies on Capitol Hill for rural development:

July 12, 2007

The Power of Technological Innovation in Rural America:

July 10, 2007

Millionaires cashing out of Bay Area:

July 6, 2007

Start-up success: a guide:

July 4, 2007

Drug maker may bring 150 jobs to Nampa, Idaho:

July 2, 2007

Older workers offer 'growth sector':

June 28, 2007

Small Firms Win Over IT Talent:

June 28, 2007

More Americans Than Ever Commuting To Work Alone In Their Car:

June 26, 2007

Lack of Affordable Housing Near Jobs: A Problem for Employers and Employees:

June 20, 2007

School-Business Partnerships Target STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Subjects. Trained Workforce Crucial to Rural Economic Development:

June 20, 2007

2007 Top Cities For Business Attraction: These Communities Are Literally Magnets for Business:

June 18, 2007

The Role of Small and Large Business in Economic Development. Home Grown is Best:

June 18, 2007

Stopping the Brain Drain - Getting College Students To Stay And Put Down Roots:

June 17, 2007

The New England Council Releases Studies on New Hampshire's Aging Workforce:

June 13, 2007

The Creative Class A Key to Rural Growth:

June 13, 2007

Rural Areas Offer Guides to Newcomers:

June 7, 2007

Do Rural Areas Offer An Alternative To Offshoring?:

June 7, 2007

More Kids Not Allowed To Go Out And Play:

June 6, 2007

"Office with a view -- but a doozy commute" - Climber continues to run his accounting while scaling Mt. Everest:

June 6, 2007

Tacoma’s new role: Consultant to college-town wannabes:

June 5, 2007

Outsourcing Your Life:

June 4, 2007

Collaboration between RightNow Technologies and Montana State University Alumni Association Proves that Ex-Residents Offer Promising Talent Pool For Company in Remote Location.:

May 30, 2007

Silicon Valley Execs Optimistic but Housing a Challenge. Where to expand next a growing question.:

May 30, 2007

Hometown Competitiveness as a model for rural communities:

May 28, 2007

Nonstop search for talent is one of Google's greatest:

May 15, 2007

Policy Options for a Changing Rural America:

May 14, 2007

Boomtowns '07:

May 14, 2007

Getting Clueful: Seven Things the CIO Should Know About Telecommuting:

May 9, 2007

"BoomtownUSA by Jack Schultz" Big Offices Obsolete?:

May 9, 2007

More IT jobs, less filling of them:

May 9, 2007

The Realignment of America:

April 24, 2007

The Best States For Tech Jobs--And The Worst:

April 24, 2007

Number of U.S. tech jobs rises despite fears of outsourcing:

April 23, 2007

"Making the Grass Greener: Recommendations to Attract, Retain, Develop & Support Knowledge Workers":

April 19, 2007

Your commute might be hazardous to your health:

April 18, 2007

The 2007 State New Economy Index. Benchmarking Economic Transformation:

April 16, 2007

The Hormel Family Foundation Sponsors Business Plan Competition for McCook, Nebraska Entrepreneurs:

April 12, 2007

Commerce chief committed to luring quality jobs to Arizona:

April 12, 2007

Uncovering America's Longest Commutes:

April 12, 2007

Citigroup to idle 17,000 - to shift 9,500 positions to "lower cost locations":

April 7, 2007

India High-Tech Industry Out of Workers:

April 2, 2007

Microsoft expanding operations in North Dakota:

April 2, 2007

Average Seattle worker can't afford to live here:

April 1, 2007

US workers saddled by houses that won't sell:

March 31, 2007

Shortage of scientists threatens biotech boom. "We do a lousy job of training our kids to be scientists.":

March 26, 2007

This is job recruiting? Businesses get more creative to woo top talent:

March 23, 2007

3 firms tell why they relocated to Utah:

March 23, 2007

Federal Agencies Encouraging Telework Better Than Private Sector:

March 23, 2007

Census Figures Show Rural Exodus Across Country:

March 22, 2007

Framing the Problem of Student Out-migration from States:

March 20, 2007

Manpower's Michael Van Handel and the looming "war on talent" and its global implications.:

March 17, 2007

Top 50 hot jobs in Idaho:

March 16, 2007

Governor Calls For Help In Rural Job Growth:

March 16, 2007

Report Says Public Schools in California Are ‘Broken’:

March 15, 2007

U.S Job Satisfaction Declines, The Conference Board Reports... But It's Up in the Mountain States :

March 12, 2007

Why Google put a research lab in Poland:

March 8, 2007

Little Start-up on the Prairie:

March 8, 2007

The desire for slower pace, more security and the ability to carry out transactions from anywhere via the internet are fueling a renewed interest in rural living.:

March 8, 2007

Rural Revival:

March 7, 2007

Is a Job Move Worth It? How to Weigh Your Options:

March 7, 2007

Driving Stress From Your Daily Commute:

March 1, 2007

Cities afraid of death by congestion:

February 27, 2007

How to grow small communities yet retain quality of life? Here's one idea:

February 26, 2007

Montana grapples with lack of qualified workers:

February 21, 2007

Towns Chasing Workers, Not Just Jobs:

February 18, 2007

High-tech jobs abound in Iowa. Why aren't workers filling them?:

February 7, 2007

Cool Commutes:

January 30, 2007

Utah hoping to lure engineers to state:

January 29, 2007

High-tech talent crunch:

January 26, 2007

Jobs on the coast going inland to cheaper locales, state study shows:

January 26, 2007

Tech titans draw fire on U.S. expansions because of incentives and ecological questions:

January 22, 2007

Hiring quality workers poses stiff challenge:

January 21, 2007

Workers who telecommute less likely to be promoted:

January 21, 2007

Young adults flee Massachusetts:

January 19, 2007

Empowering Citizens. How engaged citizens in Moscow, Idaho and Morehead, Ky., created new visions for their communities.:

January 17, 2007

Why Not Locate Your Next Plant in a Smaller Town?:

January 11, 2007

Many jobs, little help. Growth in Southern Utah leads to employee shortage:

January 11, 2007

Jobs effort aims to lure local talent back to Central Louisiana:

January 9, 2007

IT Jobs Going Rural by Jack Schultz:

January 8, 2007

Too prosperous, Massachusetts is losing its labor force:

January 3, 2007

Ways to increase information technology-enabled work in rural communities from the Center to Bridge the Digital Divide at Washington State University:

January 3, 2007

Agurban Ten Trends for 2007 by Jack Schultz of the Boomtown Institute:

January 3, 2007

Health IT’s Workforce Crisis:

January 3, 2007

Empowering Citizens To Build Sustainable Communities:

January 2, 2007

An Economic Development Toolbox:

December 29, 2006

Industry discovers low cost of heartland:

December 28, 2006

Cody, Wyoming program aims to add hundreds of jobs, increase earnings:

December 27, 2006

Plateauing: Redefining Success at Work:

December 27, 2006

America's Worst Commutes:

December 26, 2006

Seattle shouldn't disregard the Other Washington:

December 26, 2006

West of Washington State's mainland finds new niche in people. Economy changing as business owners, retirees from the city seek 'shift in lifestyle':

December 26, 2006

How To Create A Great Place To Live:

December 23, 2006

Money, vision needed to get 'young and restless' to settle here:

December 23, 2006

Paducah, Kentucky is recruiting artists with promises of low cost of living, financing and other benefits.:

December 22, 2006

Reviving small towns - Resources for your town.:

December 22, 2006

Microsoft Idaho has trouble finding engineers:

December 18, 2006

Janicki's innovative molds change engineering of superyachts, jets in Sedro -Woolley, WA :

December 15, 2006

Milwaukee Launches Innovative Economic Development Website - The Milwaukee 7:

December 14, 2006

Agency says more residents left California than arrived in 2005:

December 11, 2006

Millions in U.S. now telecommute. More employers are sending the work home:

December 9, 2006

Overpopulation Concerns Force U.S. To Reopen South Dakota:

December 7, 2006

New FCC Website for Rural Healthcare Program - Rural health and technology presentations now on MSU's Web:

November 28, 2006

Rebuilding America’s Productive Economy: A Heartland Development Strategy:

November 23, 2006

Bringing The Knowledge Economy To Town:

November 20, 2006

Going after Gen X in Rural America - Great Falls, Montana:

November 15, 2006

Attracting job talent topic of presentation:

November 13, 2006

Rebuilding America’s Productive Economy: A Heartland Development Strategy:

November 10, 2006

Should You Pay Extra For a Speedier Commute?:

November 9, 2006

Outsourcing: Think Local, Not Global:

November 3, 2006

Ireland Looks to U.S. In Search of Skilled Workers :

November 2, 2006

Offshoring blamed on talent gap:

October 31, 2006

The Other Indian Outsourcer. Accenture and the Umatilla tribes' bold plan:

October 30, 2006

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels names next week 'Entrepreneurship Week':

October 30, 2006

Indiana City Draws Orthopedic Firms:

October 28, 2006

New York Bets on High-Tech to Aid Upstate:

October 24, 2006

IT Jobs In Jeopardy To Enemy Within:

October 24, 2006

Left, Right, And (Now) Center: The High-Tech Equalization Of America:

October 17, 2006

The Line Government Won't Cross - Offshoring vs. Inshoring:

October 16, 2006

More are Commuting and the Trips are Getting Longer:

October 14, 2006

Technology outsourcing comes home:

October 4, 2006

Strategic IT talent: Offshoring not the answer:

October 3, 2006

Traffic, housing costs force commuters to alter routines:

October 1, 2006

Entrepreneurs settling in small towns:

September 29, 2006

High-Tech Firms Get Small-Town Benefits:

September 28, 2006

Gen X View of the World - What constitutes a “cool community” to set you up to be an attractive destination for the Gen Xers.:

September 25, 2006

High Tech In Unexpected Places:

September 23, 2006

South Dakota - The Richest State? Jack Schultz:

September 22, 2006

Lifestyle, not just high paying jobs, top draw for talent:

September 16, 2006

City Indicators For Success. Hint: Don't copy other cities....:

September 14, 2006

Virginia Gov. Kaine Creates Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance:

September 12, 2006

Finding solace, clients in a rural setting. Former Wells St. John patent attorney currently has 100 clients in 20 states :

September 12, 2006

Engineers agressive when it comes to recruiting engineers:

September 11, 2006

Silicon Valley starts to party like it's 1999:

September 10, 2006

Some companies get creative to fill jobs. Hiring retirees and disabled is a way to cope with shortage:

September 8, 2006

Taking Extreme Commuting To The Next Level:

September 5, 2006

New Online Tool for Community Revitalization Efforts:

August 31, 2006

Nearly 60 Percent of Tech Workers Looking for New Jobs, Says Survey:

August 28, 2006

Startup takes to water in rural Washington State- Mobilisa, Inc.:

August 16, 2006

Rural Entrepreneurs Push for Wireless Technology to Help Them Globalize:

August 16, 2006

Slicker Cities. The real contest is among communities, not nations.:

August 14, 2006

Outsourced Within:

August 10, 2006

Where The Best-Paying High-Tech Jobs Are:

August 10, 2006

There's No Place Like Home:

August 10, 2006

Europe Faces Shrinking Pool of Workers:

August 7, 2006

Small towns energized by rural entrepreneurs:

August 4, 2006

Economic Gardening. An Entrepreneurial Approach to Economic Development:

August 4, 2006

Beaverton, Oregon may try its hand at 'economic gardening'. City is considering a high-tech approach to help existing businesses sprout jobs:

August 3, 2006

Internet Start-Ups Lure Execs at Big Tech Firms:

August 1, 2006

New Series of Briefs on Challenges in Rural America:

July 27, 2006

Sioux Falls growing into high-tech hub. Hard workers, low costs a draw for businesses:

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