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Want a More Equitable Future? Empower Citizen Developers

By the end of this decade, we will have failed if the tech industry is the only beneficiary of tech intensity. Its purpose is the democratic ideal of opportunity for everyone.

5 Rules For Every Business In The New Sharing Economy

The trend in the newer generations is to own less and share more.

The Second Round of The ReConnect Program Invests $10.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming

“Access to a high-speed internet connection is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. 

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.

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.