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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.”

Focus on these 3 time horizons for your strategy – Fail Fast – Fail Often

“Scenarios need to be regularly updated, as, over time, the certainty of direction will increase; therefore, the initial portfolio will also have to be adjusted as well,”

Make Investing in Resilient, Localized Food System Part of Next Stimulus

If we don’t reform our food system in the next round of stimulus, we might not be ready the next time we face a challenges.

Under Social Distancing, Rural Regions Push For More Broadband

Rural America sees a chance to build out its broadband infrastructure using the momentum of coronavirus federal aid.

10 ways to make sure small businesses weather the storm and can rebuild for the long term

America can’t afford to lose its small business sector; government, at all levels, needs to listen to entrepreneurs and prioritize solutions that support new and small businesses.

Now is the perfect time for American foundations and private donors to invest in rural communities.

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are witnessing the kind of resilience that rural places are known for.

International Economic Development Council – Updates on Covid 19

Last week, IEDC sent out an update on the evolving federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress remains in recess, work continues on the next piece or pieces of legislation. It is critical that your elected officials in Washington hear from you now. 

‘Megadrought’ emerging in the western US might be worse than any in 1,200 years

The study covers an area stretching across nine U.S. states from Oregon and Montana down through California, New Mexico and part of northern Mexico.

Next week will feature three Western Governors’ Association-hosted webinars in connection with the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative of Gov. Doug Burgum.

The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of 19 Western states and 3 U.S.-flag islands.