Category Archives: Solutions Journalism

State of Change: Training Remote Workers In Rural New Mexico

Rural Workers

April 13, 2018 – It can be difficult to find a job in rural New Mexico. For people who want to stay in their community, remote work is now a viable option but it requires a high speed internet connection.

Sarah Gustavus reports this week on what’s happening at the SoloWorks program in Cibola County. This story is part of the “State of Change” project. Leah Todd from the Solutions Journalism Network worked with us on this report. You can read her print story online: In small towns, a way to make remote work, work.

State of Change: Starting & Growing A Business On The Navajo Nation

NMiF: farm

November 24, 2017 – Starting a business is always challenging but Native American entrepreneurs face unique challenges on tribal lands.

For the State of Change series with the Solutions Journalism Network, producer Sarah Gustavus took us to the Navajo Nation to learn about efforts to encourage entrepreneurship. The Native American Business Incubator Network offers training and business support to a variety of entrepreneurs. One client, North Leupp Family Farms on the western edge of the Navajo Nation, provides space for subsistence farming and farm manager Stacey Jensen is also looking for ways to create jobs and economic opportunity through a farm market stand and value-added products like blue corn meal that can be sold directly to consumers.