Become a Telecommuter Forward! Community

Legislation was passed into law earlier this year to establish a process by which Wisconisn communities can become certified by the state as a Telecommuter Forward! Community. The legislation was supported by WEDA, as it provides rural communities across the state with an avenue to promote themselves as telecommuter friendly.

The Public Service Commission recently finalized a model resolution and process for communities to become a Telecommuter Forward! Certified Community.

To become certified under the new law, Wisconsin cities, villages, towns or counties must adopt a resolution that includes a statement of support and commitment to promote telecommuting. The resolution must also designate a single point of contact for coordinating telecommuting opportunities.

“Since 2014, Wisconsin has awarded $13.1 million in grants to fund 101 projects across Wisconsin, with the goal of bringing broadband access to every corner of our state,” said PSC Chairman Lon Roberts. “The Telecommuter Forward! Community Certification builds upon these efforts to retain and attract families and businesses in rural Wisconsin by allowing communities to market themselves in a way that showcases broadband access and telecommuting options.”

For more information on the Telecommuter Forward! process, click here to visit the Public Service Commission’s website.