Regional Economic Development

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Ravalli County asks governor to consider economic plan for revitalization following pandemic

The resulting 20-page COVID-19 Emerge Strong Plan analyzed the needs of economic drivers impacted by the pandemic and created a near $22 million budget to stabilize and rebuild those businesses.

Make Investing in Resilient, Localized Food System Part of Next Stimulus

If we don’t reform our food system in the next round of stimulus, we might not be ready the next time we face a challenges.

Popularity of Opportunity Zone Program Grows During the Pandemic

Over the past month, opportunity zone investors have been some of the most active players in the real estate market, closing deals and starting new projects as most traditional sources of capital stay on the sidelines.

Changing the Definition of “Accredited Investor” and What That Means to the Innovation Economy

The proposed SEC rule change is also important for startups and new investors in the market

For Gonzales, Calif., a Unique Path to High-Speed Internet

After aggressively taking initiative in a variety of ways, the city can now connect any household to high-speed Internet.

Western Governor’s Association Podcast – Diversifying the Rural Economy

Watch webinars showing virus impact on rural economy, air travel, cybersecurity

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive Facebook workforce remote – “We’re unlocking remote hiring.”

A bunch of the people who leave the company, who are good people who we would want to keep — the reason that they leave is because they want to move somewhere that we don’t support.

‘Radically Rural’ Summit Moves Online for 2020 –

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

The shift to remote working could improve the likelihood of female founders receiving venture funding, as well as lead to more female investors

And beyond recruiting women, the move toward remote working means firms may be more open to hiring people based in different states. “I think we will see lots of positive improvements,” Ms. Jones added.

America’s Growth Ponzi Scheme

In the decades that followed, we have grown to understand that the underlying financing mechanisms of the suburban era operate like a classic pyramid scheme, with ever-increasing rates of growth necessary to sustain the accumulation of long-term liabilities.