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‘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.

How Companies Get Hacked (and What You Can Do About It) – 8/12 – Online

All it takes is one person in your organization to click on a link and your files could be locked up for good.

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.

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