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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.

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

Reimagining the Rural West Initiative – 3/19-20 – The Dalles, Oregon

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will speak at the March 19-20 workshop of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative in The Dalles, Oregon. The event will explore how rural communities manage their natural assets, as…

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

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

Telework Program Is ‘Game Changer’ for Women in Rural Utah

The goal of the program, which is run through USU Extension and funded by the Utah Legislature, is to help train rural residents, particularly those struggling with unemployment and underemployment, to work remotely.

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.

Western Governors’ News shares work on cybersecurity, wildfires, broadband and more

The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of 19 western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific.

City Club Missoula – Cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff: Businesses must be proactive to fend off ransomware

“There are tons of instances of people getting hit and nobody knows about it,” said Davidoff.

Moab is drowning in tourists, and Utah is making Grand County spend millions a year to invite more

“I fear the locals are losing the quality of life many have moved here for, and that’s quiet and solitude,”

States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

I was with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock when he released the newest National Governors Association report, “Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans,” at the opening session of NGA’s summer meeting.