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‘Radically Rural’ Summit Moves Online for 2020 –

We do know that because so many things are different now, Radically Rural is even more meaningful.”

Under Social Distancing, Rural Regions Push For More Broadband

Rural America sees a chance to build out its broadband infrastructure using the momentum of coronavirus federal aid.

10 ways to make sure small businesses weather the storm and can rebuild for the long term

America can’t afford to lose its small business sector; government, at all levels, needs to listen to entrepreneurs and prioritize solutions that support new and small businesses.

Now is the perfect time for American foundations and private donors to invest in rural communities.

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are witnessing the kind of resilience that rural places are known for.

International Economic Development Council – Updates on Covid 19

Last week, IEDC sent out an update on the evolving federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress remains in recess, work continues on the next piece or pieces of legislation. It is critical that your elected officials in Washington hear from you now. 

Next week will feature three Western Governors’ Association-hosted webinars in connection with the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative of Gov. Doug Burgum.

The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of 19 Western states and 3 U.S.-flag islands.

Webinar – TIP Strategies – Ten-point action plan for economic developers – 4/6

This free webinar will outline a path forward that could help your economy come back stronger, more inclusive and more resilient.

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