Welcome to our Telecommuting Tuesday series!
Are you looking for the flexibility to work from home and live in Montana? Or are you looking to change careers or to pivot in your current career? Have you considered telecommuting?
According to a study released in 2017 by the Montana Telecommunications Association, Montana ranks No. 1 in the country in telecommuting. Telecommuting offers former Montanans the ability to make Montana home again and is a career opportunity for residents in the Treasure State’s small towns.
Read what Brad Comer, the chief technology officer for Texbase, said about telecommuting from Cameron:
My name is Brad Comer I am currently the Chief Technology Officer for Texbase, a SaaS company based in Bozeman.
I am a four day a week telecommuter that resides in Cameron, Mont., about 70 miles southwest of Bozeman. I go into the office one day a week. I am able to successfully manage my development team, interact with the CEO, and achieve the goals set forth by the company all while residing “in the middle of nowhere”. Cameron is classified as everything south of Ennis between the Madison and Gravelly ranges; all the way to Hegben lake due south, and the Idaho border west of that.
I moved to Cameron in 2004 while telecommuting as a senior developer for a company in Rochester, New York. My wife and I came to West Yellowstone in 2002 for our honeymoon and immediately fell in love with what Montana had to offer — wide open spaces, outdoor recreation, and a different way of life than the big cities we had resided in before. We knew before our honeymoon was over that we wanted to be in southwest Montana somewhere, and thus began our journey of finding a Montana home.
We initially looked around Ennis, West Yellowstone, Bozeman, Whitehall, and finally found the perfect home for us on 21 acres in Cameron. We made an offer that was accepted, and we moved to Cameron on June 14th, 2004.
To submit your own 300-word telecommuting story, email Alexandria@MontanaChamber.com.
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