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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.

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.

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.

Ignition Partners investors spin out new Seattle firm Fuse with Seahawks football star Bobby Wagner

A group of investors at Ignition, including longtime managing partner John Connors, are launching a new spinoff firm called Fuse Venture Partners.

Native PTAC and Amazon Collaboration – How to Become a Seller on the Amazon Business Marketplace Webinar – 7/29 – 11AM MST

Amazon has recently added 2 new certifications that allow government and business buyers the ability to search and buy from Sellers with these certifications: IEE/ISBEE Indian Economic Enterprise and SBA Certified-Native American Owned Business

Keeping Rural Businesses Open Across Generations

Selling a company to its employees could be a way to preserve small town and rural businesses with generations of tradition behind them. Rob Brown from Business Ownership Solutions has some advice on how to do it.

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.