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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.

CenturyLink took FCC cash, failed to deploy all required broadband in Montana and 22 other states – FCC approves more funds for broadband, voice service in rural America

CenturyLink has a history of mistreating customers.

Hunting is ‘slowly dying off,’ and that has created a crisis for the nation’s many endangered species

“That’s what keeps me up at night,” Robert Miller, director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, said of the inadequacies of the user-pay, user-play model that has funded conservation for decades.

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

Federal Courts Allow Corporations to Tear Apart the Family Farm

Presidential candidates have some good plans for revitalizing rural America. But unless we restructure the Supreme Court, those proposals won’t get far.

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation’s land area but only 2 percent of its population.

New Maps Help Communities and Investors Focus on Opportunities in Rural Areas and Opportunity Zones.

The organization that created the maps says the data visualization tools are designed to help policymakers, investors, funders and local economic developers create jobs and development in rural communities.

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business

With all the challenges in a new business, the last thing you need is a resource drain you never saw coming until it was too late.

‘Meth. We’re on it,’ South Dakota says in ridiculed ad campaign that cost $449,000

South Dakota is on meth — at least, that’s the message behind a new anti-drug ad campaign so widely mocked that one marketing expert could only laugh before calling it “a colossal blunder.”

How Salesforce Closed the Pay Gap Between Men and Women

Holding equality as a value is not just a matter of fairness or doing the right thing.