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The 10 Dumbest Phrases Used By Economic Developers

(1) “Attract and Retain Business”

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.

NorthWest Economic Development Course – 8/25-27 – Online

The focus is on practical tips and information you can use now to help your communities and organizations move forward, even in uncertain times.

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.

States Should Target Digital Skills Gaps as Economy Transforms

Jobs that require some college education will tend to demand digital literacy, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19. A report suggests that states can play a bigger role in meeting the growing need for digital skills.

Broadband News and Updates – National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s National Broadband Availability Map Hits New Milestones – Why Isn’t Montana Participating?

With this addition, the NBAM is another step closer to creating a national platform that can help inform policymakers and expand Internet coverage across the United States.

Western Governors approve new resolutions on Broadband Connectivity, Rural Development

Recommendations to address broadband data and mapping, investments in scalable infrastructure, and strategies to help connect tribal communities across the region’s vast distances and unforgiving terrain.

Western Governors’ Association report offers ideas for western communities to take advantage of economic opportunities

Address expansion of broadband access in rural communities and tribal lands

It’s Time to Rethink Government’s People Management Practices

A report from the National Academy of Public Administration decried government’s all-too-common “culture of compliance . . . where meeting the requirements of the rules has become more important than delivering value to taxpayers.”