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How Is Your Economy? A DIY Primer to Help Anyone Answer That Question

Instead of assuming you know where your community’s jobs are coming from, check the facts through a simple online tool.

Hunting is ‘slowly dying off,’ and that has created a crisis for the nation’s many endangered species

“That’s what keeps me up at night,” Robert Miller, director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, said of the inadequacies of the user-pay, user-play model that has funded conservation for decades.

States Invest in the Outdoor Recreation by Opening Offices Dedicated to the Sector’s Growth

“Outdoor recreation represents over 5 percent of our economy and $70 billion in annual consumer spending in Montana, and creates more than 71,000 jobs.” Rachel VandeVoort, director of the Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation

Federal Courts Allow Corporations to Tear Apart the Family Farm

Presidential candidates have some good plans for revitalizing rural America. But unless we restructure the Supreme Court, those proposals won’t get far.

Reimagining the Rural West Initiative – 3/19-20 – The Dalles, Oregon

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will speak at the March 19-20 workshop of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative in The Dalles, Oregon. The event will explore how rural communities manage their natural assets, as…

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation’s land area but only 2 percent of its population.

Josh DuJosh Josh Duhamel gets new contract to promote North Dakota

The star of several “Transformers” movies will be paid $175,000 to be the face of the state’s tourism campaign for the next two years.

New Maps Help Communities and Investors Focus on Opportunities in Rural Areas and Opportunity Zones.

The organization that created the maps says the data visualization tools are designed to help policymakers, investors, funders and local economic developers create jobs and development in rural communities.

Company sues over North Dakota’s new caller ID anti-spoofing law

The North Dakota Legislature earlier this year passed a law that makes it a crime to “transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud or cause harm.” It also outlaws using a telephone number the caller does not own or have the consent to use.

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business

With all the challenges in a new business, the last thing you need is a resource drain you never saw coming until it was too late.