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After a three-year, 30% spike in remote workers, an estimated 1 in 20 Wyomingites worked from home in 2016, the most recent data available for analysis. Technology, new working arrangements and public buy-in have helped smooth the transition out of traditional offices. Mark Wilcox photo illustration

It took a while, but the internet is finally getting around to changing workforce and office DNA in wide-open Wyoming.

Headlines in top business publications around the U.S. have been focused on increased participation in the freelance workforce, or the “gig economy,” for some time. But it’s only been in the past several years as Wyoming has entered the broadband era that changes have begun to take root here.

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