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Analysis: Higher Ed Must Do More to Help Rural College Graduates Return

What if American higher education found ways to support students from rural America who want to return home after graduation?

Millennials Find New Hope in the Heartland

If Millennials do not find the Heartland more attractive, even the most well-conceived and articulated economic development strategies will be rendered mute.

“It wasn’t Wall Street that won the West, it was cowboys (and cowgirls).” Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

“Boise, Idaho has gotten really cool, right? Bozeman, Montana has gotten really cool, and they have a flavor of this kind of growth there.”

Come Home – Making a small town home

“Being able to see the fruits of my labor gave me purpose. Being in a small town, I feel like you can create greater change, and you see it faster,” she said.

Utah Career Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer – VentureCapital.org

        VentureCapital.org is seeking an experienced leader to assume responsibility as its full-time Chief Executive Officer. Accepting this role for the oldest and most successful venture accelerator in the world includes setting…

The Simple Privilege of Resettling to a Small Town

A big city journalist follows through on a “crazy” idea of moving to a place where adults are satisfied, children have support, and people look out for each other.

Technology and the Talent Shortage – How staffing agencies are adapting to the supply and demand gap.

“Employers need to embrace greater inclusivity when recruiting and hiring and give qualified individuals a second chance at success in life — particularly when the U.S. labor market is the tightest in history.”

Something Special Is Happening in Rural America

There is a “brain gain” afoot that suggests a national homecoming to less bustling spaces.

Utah ranks No. 1 for population growth this decade — adds nearly 400K new residents

“We added nearly 400,000 people this decade,” the equivalent of adding two cities the size of Salt Lake City

How Utah’s startups are attracting tech talent from other states

"If Domo didn’t work out for whatever reason, [I felt] I could find another job really quickly and easily, with all these new businesses coming up,"