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Five Changes Facing Public Employees When They Return to the Office – If They Do

After eight weeks of being “safe at home,” getting back to the workplace sounds good — but don’t bet on it.

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.

Rural Counties That Are Active Online Have Higher Incomes

When the number of “online ventures” goes up, so does the county’s prosperity. 

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.

Could this design be the future of farmer’s market and social-distance food shopping?

A proposed design for outdoor markets in Rotterdam would keep people apart while they buy their groceries.

Montana among the first? – Computer modelers estimate how much longer coronavirus shutdowns should last

Based on the current projections from UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, four states — Montana, Vermont, West Virginia and Hawaii — could loosen their restrictions as early as the week of May 4. Other states, ranging from Massachusetts and North Dakota to Arizona, may have to wait until the week of June 8 or later.

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. 

‘Megadrought’ emerging in the western US might be worse than any in 1,200 years

The study covers an area stretching across nine U.S. states from Oregon and Montana down through California, New Mexico and part of northern Mexico.

Start Positioning Your Firm as a Leader Now

While many organizations are struggling with new challenges now, dedicating extra time to improving your firm’s brand identity could pay dividends in the long haul.

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.