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The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in the US Heartland

Steve Case, founder of AOL, predicts the dominance of tech companies on the coasts will give way to a flourishing of startups from smaller cities.

For sale: God, guns and separatism in the American Redoubt in Montana and Idaho

In a preparation checklist, Rawles recommends that new arrivals to the American Redoubt sell or donate extravagances like jewelry and televisions, research the geography and microclimates of their new settlement, and “bring your guns.”

As countries (and states) try to attract digital nomads, locals say ‘not so fast’

Digital nomad culture is clashing with local culture.

Zoom towns transforming small rural towns

As remote jobs took hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, a flux of remote workers left big cities for rural towns creating so-called Zoom towns.

Biden administration partnering with job search companies to help fill teacher shortages

The Biden administration will partner with several major job search companies to try to address teacher shortages that have plagued many of the country’s school districts – moves that aim to boost a profession increasingly under attack.

Idaho’s Growth Obscures Massive Demographic Turnover, Study Says

While the state is growing quickly, it’s losing residents almost as quickly as it’s gaining. “In 2022, Vos found an average of 180 people move into Idaho daily while 137 state residents move out of state.”

The fabulously wealthy are fueling a booming luxury ranch market out West

Moguls are lavishing ever-larger fortunes on the rustic life, prompted in part by the pandemic

People are moving out of small towns and into more populous regions (Video)

“We are fighting from a development standpoint to fight that fight, the depopulation, to not only have people come into town but to get them to stay here and hopefully start a family,” Swanger said.

A Place to Call Home: Small Towns That Welcome All

In places like New Hope, Pennsylvania, or Eureka Springs, Arkansas, thriving LGBTQ+ communities help shape small town life from economy and culture to education.  

‘Place and Prosperity – How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate’ – Marrying Urban Identity and Economic Prosperity

For Fulton, “A fully realized city needs to contain all the benefits of an integrated urban existence: close proximity of its citizens to the fulfilment of their ordinary human needs, the ability to walk and bike everywhere, an efficient transit system and a rich tapestry of everyday urban life.”