DEED Begins New Community Certification Program: Telecommuter Forward!

14 Jan 2020

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We’re pleased to roll out a new economic development tool to promote the vitality of Minnesota’s rural communities – Telecommuter Forward! We know that fast, reliable broadband access improves quality of life, makes businesses more competitive, and provides career opportunities for our Greater Minnesota workforce. Friendly telecommuting policies build on those strengths by adding new potential for startup creation among rural entrepreneurs, co-working spaces that spark creativity, and new opportunities for civic engagement and collaboration.

The Telecommuter Forward! Program was presented to the Minnesota Legislature by DEED’s Broadband team last session. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed by Governor Tim Walz in May.

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