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Out West Podcasts- The Western Governors’ Reimagining the Rural West Initiative

Each episode highlights different aspects of the Initiative, examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, infrastructure and quality of life in the West.

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.

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

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.

Oregon Could Trim Opportunity Zones Tax Break

The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.

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.

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.

Western Governors’ News shares work on cybersecurity, wildfires, broadband and more

The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of 19 western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific.

City Club Missoula – Cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff: Businesses must be proactive to fend off ransomware

“There are tons of instances of people getting hit and nobody knows about it,” said Davidoff.