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‘Great urban exodus’ heads West to rural communities

This week’s Best of the West roundup explores the “great urban exodus” that has seen urbanites leaving cities behind in favor of rural western communities.

How Companies Get Hacked (and What You Can Do About It) – 8/12 – Online

All it takes is one person in your organization to click on a link and your files could be locked up for good.

Native PTAC and Amazon Collaboration – How to Become a Seller on the Amazon Business Marketplace Webinar – 7/29 – 11AM MST

Amazon has recently added 2 new certifications that allow government and business buyers the ability to search and buy from Sellers with these certifications: IEE/ISBEE Indian Economic Enterprise and SBA Certified-Native American Owned Business

Keeping Rural Businesses Open Across Generations

Selling a company to its employees could be a way to preserve small town and rural businesses with generations of tradition behind them. Rob Brown from Business Ownership Solutions has some advice on how to do it.

Western Governors approve new resolutions on Broadband Connectivity, Rural Development

Recommendations to address broadband data and mapping, investments in scalable infrastructure, and strategies to help connect tribal communities across the region’s vast distances and unforgiving terrain.

In Migrant Worker Camps, Wifi Is a Basic Utility

During the Covid-19 pandemic, an agricultural community comes together to expand wifi access in migrant farmworker camps.

Pacific NW startup funding totals for first half of 2020 may surprise you — in fact, they shocked us

Recession? What recession?

Portland General Electric Jumps Into Virtual Power Plant Business

Oregon’s largest electric utility wants a better understanding of the value of home batteries in grid operation and planning.

Western Governors’ Association report offers ideas for western communities to take advantage of economic opportunities

Address expansion of broadband access in rural communities and tribal lands

Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time.

How has COVID-19 impacted your community?