UPDATED: Bemidji among best cities to work from home

Bemidji was ranked eighth on a national list ranking the best cities to work from home.

According to the ranking by PC Magazine, Bemidji’s ranking was based on cost of gigabit broadband internet, what percentage of the work force is at home, as well as how many work in education, arts and health care.

“It is fantastic for Bemidji to be recognized as one of the best work from home cities in the nation! The all-fiber optic network we’ve built throughout the region with gigabit upload and download speeds makes it possible to effectively and efficiently work from home,” said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO and General Manager.

“Combined with our vibrant community’s many amenities, and our wonderful businesses, organizations, and people, it’s no wonder Bemidji caught the eye of PC Magazine!”

Beltrami County was recently recognized as a telecommuter-friendly community on a statewide level, and economic development organization Greater Bemidji has recently launched a 218 Relocate incentive program to encourage telecommuters to move to the area.

“It’s great timing for this recognition! Greater Bemidji has just launched the innovative 218 Relocate program to recruit telecommuters to the Bemidji area. We are a supporter of the program and are pleased our fiber network helps in creating economic development opportunities for our region,” said Johnson.

For more information the 218Relocate program, visit https://www.218relocate.com/

Listen to the full interview with Greater Bemidji’s Erin Echternacht on 218 Relocate:

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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