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Rural Utah Is Training for Work from Home – Is your Montana community telling its story so people will be able to consider moving there with their remote job?

“Business recruitment is a great strategy for an urban center. But for rural, it’s broken,” said Paul Hill, Utah State University Extension associate professor. “It’s been broken for a while and a lot of traditional economic development directors, they’ve been stuck.”

A new law in Maine requires large companies to pay for recycling packaging waste

This month, Maine passed a law that makes companies pay for the packaging waste they create, and nearly a dozen states are now on track to follow suit.

A Climate Conversation featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus. – 10/28 – 7PM – Online

The Baucus Institute brings global thought leaders in the areas of economic development, foreign policy and politics to Montana for public discussions about issues of critical importance to the future of our country. Thanks to the generous support of donors, Speakers Series events are free and open to the public.

Ohio Launches 5G and Broadband Workforce Development Program

The state is launching a new training program for fiber-optic technicians at the Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville, aiming to create a workforce capable of installing new broadband and 5G infrastructure.

Montreal Offers Lessons for All Cities That Want Safer, Better, More Livable Streets

The changes are amazing — and they are the subject of two new Streetfilms, my 1,000th and 1,001st of my career. The first one is about open streets. The other is about cycling. Both will make New Yorkers drool … or book tickets.

Delaware to Use $110M in ARPA Funds to Connect Residents

The First State has identified 11,600 homes lacking wired broadband service, and CIO Jason Clarke says fresh federal funds will enable the last-mile connections needed to reach everyone.

Why innovation is increasingly being spelled M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i

Meet some of the forward-thinking startups and support systems that are putting the Magnolia State on the high-tech map

China debuts world’s fastest train – 373 miles per hour

Liang Jianying, deputy general manager and chief engineer of CRRC Sifang, told Chinese state media that in addition to its speed, the train emits low levels of noise pollution and requires less maintenance than other high-speed trains.

Cities plan to use new law to block large private investors from housing market

Large private investors are increasing their footprint in many housing markets in North America, prompting a variety of policy responses.

Many Rural Regions Finding More Reasons to Fasttrack EV Infrastructure

The electric vehicle revolution turned out to be more of a slow, but inevitable transition. Creating the infrastructure to lure the EV traffic could be a crucial economic decision for many rural areas dependent on tourism and drive-through visitors.