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Google and Facebook Look to July 2021 for an Office Return. Can You Do the Same?

Plans to resume business as usual by next July might be unrealistic. But you can learn from how the big companies are planning for it.

Angel-investor leaders applaud SEC’s new ‘accredited investor’ definition – After this change, having sufficient “knowledge and expertise” is all it takes.

Liz Marchi, who now serves as the head of marketing for an interesting new White Fish, Montana-based venture fund named Two Bear Capital, said the decision “embodies Chairman Clayton’s attitude that there shouldn’t be arbitrary thresholds. This will help reach innovators and problem solvers beyond the ecosystem centers.”

America’s Moral Obligation for Universal Broadband

Too little progress has been made to ensure that high-speed Internet is available to all. As the pandemic has demonstrated, far too many still don’t have what they need to function in a virtual world.

If businesses want to promote justice, they can help end the prison-industrial complex

Thousands of businesses are invested in the U.S. prison system. As Americans call for justice from police departments and governments, there’s also pressure for companies to play a role.

Many Billings business owners unaware of new requirement to provide paid sick leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, some Billings businesses don’t know about it.

Remote work is changing how productivity is measured

Companies are getting a reality check about how work gets done.

The New Normal Is The Distributed Company

“The basis for this forward-looking working model is further development [of] our corporate culture. These changes will also be associated with a different leadership style, one that focuses on outcomes rather than on time spent at the office.”

Western Governors re-energize economies through job training, grants

Best of the West highlights several economic efforts, from job training programs in South Dakota and Wyoming, to ‘strike teams’ tackling unemployment in California.

CBS Sunday Morning – The great broadband divide: Living without high-speed internet access – Not Enough Competition

“What the FCC says is, if you can serve one person in a census block, that means you’re serving everybody in the census block.”

‘Great urban exodus’ heads West to rural communities

This week’s Best of the West roundup explores the “great urban exodus” that has seen urbanites leaving cities behind in favor of rural western communities.