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Blog // Connect Michigan

Exploring the Benefits of Teleworking

By Wil Payton

National Telework Week is March 5-9. The Telework Exchange, a Virginia-based public-private partnership, formed to encourage government and industry to explore the benefits of teleworking, started the initiative in 2011. According to Connected Nation research, in 2010, 23% of businesses (approximately 519,000 businesses) and 27% of small businesses allow employees to telework or telecommute. This past January, Connect Michigan released Teleworking in Michigan – Empowering Workers Through Broadband, a report that examined the impact of teleworking across the state. Some of the findings from this report included the following: Altogether, 47...

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