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Ep. 115 How Remote Work Can Change the Face of Small Towns



Remote work is, to use a buzzy buzzword, a game-changer for small communities. One of the only good things to come out of the pandemic, the rise in remote work opportunities means people can move to small towns without having to quit their job or ask their spouse/partner to do the same, which is, well, fabulous for us! Danielle Teigen is kind of an expert in small-town remote work—it’s kind of her actual life—and she’s here to talk us through what that can look like and share the possibilities, and how to highlight what makes our small towns great so more people want to move here.

About Danielle:

Danielle Teigen is a professional communicator with more than a decade of experience in journalism, public relations, digital content creation, and marketing. She is the author of two nonfiction history books and the managing editor of Forum Communications' parenting brand. After living in Fargo for nearly 16 years, she recently moved back to her small hometown in South Dakota with her husband and three children.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Danielle got into remote work

  • What remote work means for small towns

  • The value of personal recruitment

  • How to get the attention of a news outlet

  • How to recruit people like Danielle to your small towns

Links + Resources Mentioned:

Danielle’s article she mentions about her small town’s jelly maker: https://www.inforum.com/news/south-dakota/small-favor-turns-into-big-business-for-homemade-jelly-maker


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