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In Migrant Worker Camps, Wifi Is a Basic Utility

During the Covid-19 pandemic, an agricultural community comes together to expand wifi access in migrant farmworker camps.

Seattle passes big business tax on salaries of top earners after years of false starts

Seattle’s years-long effort to tax the wealth generated by tech and other lucrative industries crossed a new milestone Monday.

Pacific NW startup funding totals for first half of 2020 may surprise you — in fact, they shocked us

Recession? What recession?

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

Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time.

How has COVID-19 impacted your community?

For This North Dakota Grocery, the Pandemic Is Personal

Rural grocery stores are struggling, undercut by box stores and dwindling population. But business has surged during the crisis, as people seek the safety of smaller crowds and friendly faces.

The Cloud over the Future of America’s Downtowns

After decades of revival, they’ve been dealt severe blows across multiple dimensions by the coronavirus pandemic, putting them in danger of a period of extended decline.

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.”

Do You Know What Your Business Is Worth? Think Again

A different way for managers to pinpoint their value proposition.

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,”