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The Office of Rural Development (ORD) works with businesses in Utah’s rural counties, providing resources and programs to sustain business and improve employment opportunities.  The office collaborates with local governments and other development partners to support rural economic growth. Learn more>


The Utah Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have training, tools, and access to consultants to help business owners succeed in starting, growing and transitioning their businesses. Learn More>


Through a collaborative approach, the Department of Workforce Services has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. Learn more>

6 county AOG

The Six County Association of Governments (SCAOG) was organized to provide services — available through state and federal programs — to the citizens of Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties. SCAOG’s primary goal is to serve as a multi-purpose organization, utilizing combined resources to effectively provide a broad spectrum of services, including economic and community development, as well as essential human services. Learn more>

5 county AOG

The Five County Association of Governments encompasses over 11 million acres of land in southwestern Utah. The Association serves 37 municipalities (incorporated cities and towns), five county-wide school districts and the county jurisdictions of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. Learn more>


The mission of Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments and Economic Development District is to plan and prepare with federal, state and local governments to strengthen the role of southeastern Utah local officials in the execution of state and federal programs at the regional level to implement economic development, strategize and educate low-income individuals and seniors, stabilize housing and educate individuals for economic stability. Learn more> 


Workplaceless provides SHRM-certified learning and development programs to remote professionals. The Rural Online Initiative collaborated with Workplaceless to develop the "Master Remote Work Professional" and "Master Remote Work Leader" certification courses. Whether you're looking for your next remote role or you lead a distributed team, Workplaceless can help you achieve your goals and navigate your remote career. Learn more>


FlexJobs was created to provide a trusted, more effective, friendly, and overall better way to find professional remote and flexible jobs. Learn more>

distribute consulting

An internationally renowned management consulting firm specializing exclusively in workplace mobility. Distribute Consulting assisted the Rural Online Initative team with the program strategy, infrastructure design, and scaling. This team of remote work experts is responsible for the development of flexibility initiatives and policies for governments and enterprises around the world. Learn more>


Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Learn more>


With assessments, learning paths and courses authored by industry experts, Pluralsight helps businesses and individuals benchmark expertise across roles, speed up release cycles and build reliable, secure products. Learn more


Samaschool's freelance training is designed from the ground up to meet the unique needs of low-income learners and rapidly upskill them to succeed as independent workers. Learn more> 

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