The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana

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The boomerang-worker boom

“Boomerang workers” — those who’ve returned to their hometowns to do remote work — rose with the pandemic, but the phenomenon shows signs of sticking around beyond it.

Montana, the sold-out state New Yorkers can’t get enough of

The coveted crown of the “It Spot” goes to Montana … if you can get in.

Remote work won’t save the heartland

For all the discussion of new work patterns and possible relocations for millions of professional workers, fewer and fewer will be fully footloose in the coming years, as remote work settles into a new level that will be higher than the pre-pandemic norm but lower than now.

Work friends make life happier. Here’s how to make them when you’re remote

Having friends at work is a game changer, but it can be tricky to form connections when you’re not sharing the same physical space.

Meet the Startup Helping Farmers (and Ranchers) Make Money Off Their Land (But Not in the Way You Think)

Harvest Hosts gives RVers unlimited access to stays at farms and vineyards across the U.S. In exchange, they spend big bucks on tchotchkes and other goods.

Businesses tell their workforce to return to offices by Labor Day – or even sooner

The move could pose a dilemma for workers who largely worked from home during the pandemic and have become accustomed to throwing in a load of laundry or walking the dog in between Zoom meetings during the day. 

Five of Europe’s Most Interesting Urbanism Trends

Cities around the continent are taking steps to reimagine transportation, housing, and energy use with intriguing projects that could provide useful lessons for American cities.

Big Sky Economic Development begins renovation of new entrepreneur center Rock31 in Billings

“We’re 10 months away from opening a fresh set of doors into a new space for entrepreneurs to connect,” said BSED executive director Steve Arveschoug.

Workers are saying ‘screw you’ to their leaders. Here’s why and how to fix it

A master executive coach says ‘If you’re calling this attitude entitlement and ignoring it—or retaliating with tighter constraints on where and when your employees work—you’re missing a huge opportunity.”

These Startups Are Betting on a Remote-First World

These startups begin to reimagine how the future will look if more people can uncouple where they work and where they live: “How does the world change if more people work remotely? How do countries, families, education, and daily life change?”